fairing


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fair·ing 1

 (fâr′ĭng)
n.
An auxiliary structure or the external surface of a vehicle, such as an aircraft, that serves to reduce drag.

fair·ing 2

 (fâr′ĭng)
n. Chiefly British
A gift, especially one bought or given at a fair.

fairing

(ˈfɛərɪŋ)
n
(General Engineering) an external metal structure fitted around parts of an aircraft, car, vessel, etc, to reduce drag. Also called: fillet Compare cowling
[C20: fair1 + -ing1]

fairing

(ˈfɛərɪŋ)
n
1. archaic a present, esp from a fair
2. (Cookery) a sweet circular biscuit made with butter

fair•ing

(ˈfɛər ɪŋ)

n.
a structure on the exterior of an aircraft or boat, for reducing drag.
[1910–15]

fairing

Pottery of a type sold or given as a prize at traveling fairs.
Translations

fairing

n (Aviat, Aut) → Stromlinienverkleidung f
References in classic literature ?
Yet, no matter how you may be fairing, you must not look for help from me, for only today I burned my left hand with the iron
I wouldn't ha' done it, only I wanted summut to buy 'ee a fairing wi', and I be as vlush o' money as a twod o' feathers.
Past the old church, and down the footpath, pottered the old man and the child hand-in-hand early on the afternoon of the day before the feast, and wandered all round the ground, which was already being occupied by the "cheap Jacks," with their green- covered carts and marvellous assortment of wares; and the booths of more legitimate small traders, with their tempting arrays of fairings and eatables; and penny peep-shows and other shows, containing pink-eyed ladies, and dwarfs, and boa-constrictors, and wild Indians.