Definition of Hangar queen

1. Noun. An airplane with a bad maintenance record.

Generic synonyms: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane



Definition of Hangar queen

1. Noun. (idiomatic slang military aviation) A grounded aircraft which is kept so that its parts can be used in other aircraft. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic slang aviation) An aircraft which requires a great deal of regular maintenance and has an unfavorable ratio of maintenance time to flight time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hangar Queen

hang out to dry
hang over
hang paper
hang ten
hang the moon
hang tight
hang time
hang times
hang together
hang tough
hang up
hang up one's boots
hangable
hangar
hangar-queen
hangar queen (current term)
hangarage
hangared
hangaring
hangarless
hangarlike
hangars
hangashore
hangashores
hangbird
hangbirds
hangdog
hangdogs
hanged
hanged, drawn and quartered

Literary usage of Hangar queen

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1. Cia And The U-2 Program, 1954-1974 by Gregory W. Pedlow, Donald E. Welzenbach, Center for the Study of Intelligence (U.S.) (1998)
"... had the more powerful J75 engine that would give it greater altitude, pilots did not completely trust this aircraft and considered it a "hangar queen. ..."

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