fuselage


fu·se·lage

noun \ˈfyü-sə-ˌläzh, -zə-\

: the main part of an airplane : the part of an airplane that holds the crew, passengers, and cargo

Full Definition of FUSELAGE

:  the central body portion of an aircraft designed to accommodate the crew and the passengers or cargo — see airplane illustration

Origin of FUSELAGE

French, from fuselé spindle-shaped, from Middle French, from fusel, diminutive of fus
First Known Use: 1909

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

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