blended–wing

adjective blend·ed–wing

Definition of blended–wing

of an airplane

  1. :  having a body shape that combines the functions of a wing and a fuselage In blended-wing bodies, otherwise known as flying wings, the fuselage and wing function aerodynamically as a single unit. — Eric Adams, Popular Science, October 2002

blended wing

noun The blended wing needs more lifting area than a conventional airliner to support its weight at the low speeds of takeoff and landing … — Peter Garrison, Air & Space, September 2000

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First Known Use of blended–wing

1972


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