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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Question of the day


Thread: [Acro] Re: Question of the day

Message: [Acro] Re: Question of the day

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From: "Alex Belov" <belov at>

Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 12:35:32 UTC


  First of all, the correct word is "hangar", we're not hanging anyone over

The word Hangar comes to us via French in late 17th century from 16th
centrury French "angar" defined as "an open shed, or novell, whrein
husbandmen set their ploughes, etc, out of the sun and weather".  "Angar"
actually came from Latin "angarium", or to shed or stable.

The word Garage also came from the French "garer", a verb meaning to dock
ships, and most likely the reason it never made it into aviation.

What do I win?  :-)

----- Original Message -----
From: <AIRADLTD at>
To: <acro at>
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 6:35 AM
Subject: [Acro] Question of the day

> A young man and his father stopped at my hanger the other day. As we where
> talking the young man asked a question that I couldn't answer. He asked
> do they call them " Aircraft Hangers". What does "Hanger" mean? So with
> the great minds out there, someone must know why they call them "Aircraft
> Hangers".
> Hilton Tallman


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