Definition of blended-wing

of an airplane
: 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

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Other Words from blended-wing

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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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Blended-wing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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