Hangar or Hanger?
Hangar or Hanger?What is the difference between "hangar" and "hanger"?
- A "hangar" is a large building, typically for housing aircraft.
- A "hanger" is something to hang clothes on.
More about Hangar and HangerAlthough "hangar" and "hanger" sound similar, their meanings are quite different. They are both nouns.
HangarA "hangar" is a large building with an extensive floor area, which is typically used for housing and maintaining aircraft.
Example sentences with "hangar":
- Hangars for military aircraft are rarely lined up in neat rows. This defends them against attack from enemy aircraft by ensuring only one hangar can be targeted on each fly-past.
- Rain will not affect the day too badly. All the fete stalls will be set up in a large hangar.
HangerA "hanger" is an item used to hang things (usually clothing). It can also refer to a person who hangs things, but this is not a common usage.
Example sentences with "hanger":
- My shirts keep slipping off these hangers.
- The hangers don't have hooks at the top but studs that sit in the slider on the rail. It's an anti-theft measure. People will steal anything.
- Will you call the picture hanger? The portrait of the former CEO is noticeably lopsided.