Fairing may refer to:


*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
*Yacht fairing, a design of yacht hull designed to displace water hydrodynamically
*Payload fairing, a structure on a rocket-powered launch vehicle

Other types

*Cornish fairings, a type of ginger biscuit
*Victorian china fairings, a type of porcelain figurine

ee also

*Fair (disambiguation)

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  • Fairing — Fair ing, n. A present; originally, one given or purchased at a fair. Gay. [1913 Webster] {Fairing box}, a box receiving savings or small sums of money. Hannah More. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fairing — piece added for streamlining purposes, 1865, from fair (v.) a ship building word meaning to make fair or level, to correct curvatures, from FAIR (Cf. fair) (adj.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fairing — ► NOUN ▪ an external metal or plastic structure added to increase streamlining on a high performance vehicle, boat, or aircraft …   English terms dictionary

  • fairing — fairing1 [fer′iŋ] n. [see FAIR1, vt.] Engineering an additional part or structure added to an aircraft, tractor trailer, etc. to smooth the outline and thus reduce drag fairing2 [fer′iŋ] n. Brit. a gift, esp. one gotten at a fair …   English World dictionary

  • fairing — I. noun Date: 1574 1. British a. a present bought or given at a fair b. gift 2. British desert III,2 II. noun Etymology: 4fair …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fairing — /fair ing/, n. 1. a structure on the exterior of an aircraft or boat, for reducing drag. 2. a structure, as a rigid, transparent, plastic sheet, at the front of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc., for deflecting wind and rain. [1910 15; FAIR1 + ING1] *… …   Universalium

  • fairing — noun a) A structure on various parts of an aircraft that produces a smooth outline and reduces drag <!Text from Websters 1913; remove this if updated b) A present; originally, one given or purchased at a fair …   Wiktionary

  • fairing — fair·ing || ferɪŋ / feÉ™r n. aerodynamic covering (on the body of an airplane) that reduces drag; (Archaic) gift, present (usually purchased at a fair) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fairing — An auxiliary piece of structure added between two parts, usually at a junction between two parts. It is meant to reduce drag …   Aviation dictionary

  • fairing — fairing1 noun a structure added to increase streamlining on a vehicle, boat, or aircraft. fairing2 noun archaic a small present bought at a fair …   English new terms dictionary

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