fuselage


fuselage

noun Aeronautics.

  1. the complete central structure to which the wing, tail surfaces, and engines are attached on an airplane.

noun

  1. the main body of an aircraft, excluding the wings, tailplane, and fin
n.

1909, from French fuselage, from fuselé “spindle-shaped,” from Old French *fus “spindle,” from Latin fusus “spindle” (see fuse (n.)). So called from its shape.

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