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Fairing may refer to:

In 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
  • Yacht fairing, the process of making a yacht hull smooth so that it moves efficiently through the water
  • Payload fairing, An aerodynamic structure that encapsulates the payload of a rocket-powered launch vehicle to improve aerodynamics and also to protect the payload while flying in the atmosphere. The fairing jettisons after the spacecraft has exited the atmosphere.
  • Cable fairing, a form of fairing applied to towed cables, primarily in marine environments


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