: a large jet aircraft characterized by a wide cabin

Examples of wide-body in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The companies announced the order on Thursday at the Dubai Airshow, where Emirates earlier this week ordered 95 wide-body jets from Boeing for $52 billion. Mauro Orru, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2023 Emirates Ongoing Commitment To A Long-Haul Fleet Emirates ordered 95 more Boeing wide-body aircraft valued at $52 billion. Marisa Garcia, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The engine has been used on a number of wide-body jets, including older versions of Boeing Co.’s 747 jumbo jet. Albertina Torsoli, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 First introduced in 2007, the four-engine, wide-body plane came onto the scene with mixed reactions. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 July 2023 The car, which appeared in episode seven of The Last Dance, is finished in metallic dark blue and features custom exterior work, including a wide-body kit and chrome monobloc wheels, by Lorinser. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 25 July 2023 Chrysler styling is into the wide-body mode these days—witness the upcoming Viper. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 4 July 2023 This long-range, wide-body airliner costs about $250 million from the factory, but Umanov’s custom craft is reportedly worth $400 million. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 June 2023 The 787 Dreamliner is a wide-body airliner made by Boeing. WSJ, 26 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wide-body was in 1979

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“Wide-body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wide-body. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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