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  1. (noun) An auxiliary structure or the external surface of a vehicle, such as an aircraft, that serves to reduce drag.
  2. (noun) Chiefly British A gift, especially one bought or given at a fair.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Encapsulating a payload in a fairing is easy and cleaner. - Proponents of DIRECT Offer Rebuttal to NASA's Analysis - NASA Watch
  2. The side fairing is wonderfully asymmetrical, but how will they assimilate lighting into the front for the street version? - BMW S1000RR teaser video released - Hell For Leather
  3. The fairing is a clamshell structure that encapsulates the satellite as it travels through the atmosphere. - NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: July 2009 Archives
  4. Tell the bearer not to forget to bring me a fairing, which is some ginger-bread, sweetmeat, hunting-nuts, and a pocket-book. - Highways & Byways in Sussex
  5. That whole package will then be placed inside a protective shell called a fairing and eventually stacked atop the Atlas 5 rocket. - FOXNews.com


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