flying wing

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flying wing

n.
An aircraft that lacks a fuselage and tail and consists of a single airfoil containing the cockpit, engines, and compartments.

flying wing

n
1. (Aeronautics) an aircraft consisting mainly of one large wing and no fuselage or tailplane
2. (in Canadian football) the twelfth player, who has a variable position behind the scrimmage line
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The aim of the programme, which began with a feasibility study of the flying-wing configuration, is to create advanced technologies for unmanned flight.
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Jack Northrop, whose company created innovative ``flying wing'' experimental planes in the 1940s, and in the 1980s and 1990s produced the flying-wing style stealth bomber in Palmdale, died in 1981 at age 86.