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Definition of Fairing

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aerodynamic covering (on the body of an airplane) that reduces drag; (Archaic) gift, present (usually purchased at a fair)
Fairing Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
Aviation Acronyms and Terms
A section of aircraft surface, or an attached structure, designed to reduce drag. For example, the contoured sheet metal where wing meets fuselage.
Fairing Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Fairing may refer to:

Aerodynamics and hydrodynamics
  • Aircraft fairing, a structure in aircraft design used to reduce drag and improve appearance
  • Bicycle fairing, a type of fairing coverage for bicycles
  • Motorcycle fairing, a type of fairing applied to motorcycles
  • Payload fairing, an aerodynamic structure that encapsulates the payload of a rocket-powered launch vehicle
  • Cable fairing, a form of fairing applied to towed cables, primarily in marine environments

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Fairing Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
Fairing Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
(synonym) carnival, funfair
(hypernym) show
(part-meronym) midway
2. gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
(hypernym) gathering, assemblage
(hyponym) book fair, bookfair
3. a competitive exhibition of farm products; "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
(hypernym) exhibition, exposition, expo
4. a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar"
(synonym) bazaar
(hypernym) sale, cut-rate sale, sales event
(hyponym) book fair, bookfair

1. join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
(hypernym) join, bring together

1. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
(synonym) just
(antonym) unfair, unjust
(similar) antimonopoly, antitrust
(see-also) impartial
(attribute) fairness, equity
2. showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
(synonym) impartial
(similar) disinterested
(see-also) just
3. more than adequate in quality; "fair work"
(similar) respectable
4. not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
(synonym) fairish, reasonable
(similar) moderate
5. visually appealing; "our fair city"
(synonym) sightly
(similar) beautiful
6. very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
(synonym) bonny, bonnie, comely
(similar) beautiful
7. (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
(antonym) foul
(similar) in-bounds
(classification) baseball, baseball game, ball
8. of no exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"
(synonym) average, mediocre, middling
(similar) ordinary
9. attractively feminine; "the fair sex"
(synonym) fair(a)
(similar) feminine
10. (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
(synonym) clean
(similar) legible
11. free of clouds or rain; "today will be fair and warm"
(similar) clear
12. (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion";
(synonym) fairish
(similar) blond, blonde, light-haired

1. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"
(synonym) fairly, clean
2. in a fair evenhanded manner; "deal fairly with one another"
(synonym) fairly, without favoring one party, without favouring one party, evenhandedly