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Definition of "fairing" []

  • An auxiliary structure or the external surface of a vehicle, such as an aircraft, that serves to reduce drag. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A gift, especially one bought or given at a fair. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fairing" in a sentence
  • "The fairing is a clamshell structure that encapsulates the satellite as it travels through the atmosphere."
  • "Encapsulating a payload in a fairing is easy and cleaner."
  • "The side fairing is wonderfully asymmetrical, but how will they assimilate lighting into the front for the street version?"