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Webster 1913 Edition


Fairing

Fair′ing

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Noun.
A present; originally, one given or purchased at a fair.
Gay.
Fairing box
,
a box receiving savings or small sums of money.
Hannah More.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fairing

FA'IRING

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Noun.
A present given at a fair.

Definition 2021


fairing

fairing

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English

Verb

fairing

  1. present participle of fair

Noun

fairing (plural fairings)

  1. A structure on various parts of a vehicle, for example an aircraft, automobile, or motorcycle, that produces a smooth exterior and reduces drag
  2. (rare) A present; originally, one given or purchased at a fair.
  3. (Scotland, obsolete) Something edible; fare.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robert Burns, Tam o' Shanter to this entry?): Tam is warned that the witches will "get thy fairin', in **** they'll roast thee like a herrin'".

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  • fairing in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

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