Definition of fuselage
: the central body portion of an aircraft designed to accommodate the crew and the passengers or cargo — see airplane illustration
Recent Examples of fuselage from the Web
On launch missions, Stratolaunch will carry as many as three rockets attached to the center of the wing between the two fuselages.
The twin-fuselage aircraft, the baby of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, was pulled out of its Mojave Air and Space Port hangar in California to begin fueling tests -- the first of many ground tests.
There are a whole series of new technologies being applied in the lab and in test aircraft, from the shape of fuselages to placing jet engines at the rear of aircraft, in order to save on weight.
The wing tips just went on, but the fuselage skin is still being riveted on.
More than 300 of Schonbeck’s inventive handmade instruments — a nine-foot banjo, a drum made from airplane fuselage, a chime rack from castoff objects — now reside in Building 6 and can be played by visitors.
Some have great, sweeping wings and thin, birdlike fuselages.
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Origin and Etymology of fuselage
French, from fuselé spindle-shaped, from Middle French, from fusel, diminutive of fus
First Known Use: 1909
FUSELAGE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of fuselage for Students
: the part of an airplane that holds the crew, passengers, and cargo
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