fuselage

noun fu·se·lage \ ˈfyü-sə-ˌläzh , -zə- \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of fuselage

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

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Origin and Etymology of fuselage

borrowed from French, from fuselé "spindle-shaped" (from past participle of fuseler "to give the shape of a spindle to," going back to Middle French, derivative of fusel "spindle," diminutive of fus "spindle," going back to Latin fūsus, of obscure origin) + -age -age

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FUSELAGE Defined for English Language Learners

fuselage

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Definition of fuselage for English Language Learners

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


FUSELAGE Defined for Kids

fuselage

noun fu·se·lage \ ˈfyü-sə-ˌläzh , -zə- \

Definition of fuselage for Students

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


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