fuselage

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noun fu·se·lage \ˈfyü-sə-ˌläzh, -zə-\

Definition of fuselage

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

Origin and Etymology of fuselage

French, from fuselé spindle-shaped, from Medieval French, from fusel, diminutive of fus


First Known Use: 1909

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FUSELAGE Defined for English Language Learners

fuselage

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noun fu·se·lage \ˈfyü-sə-ˌläzh, -zə-\

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

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noun fu·se·lage \ˈfyü-sə-ˌläzh, -zə-\

Definition of fuselage for Students

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



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