blended-wing

adjective

blend·​ed-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
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

Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blended-wing was in 1972

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“Blended-wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blended-wing. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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