fuselage


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fu·se·lage

 (fyo͞o′sə-läzh′, -zə-)
n.
The central body of an aircraft, to which the wings and tail assembly are attached and which accommodates the crew, passengers, and cargo.

[French, from fuselé, spindle-shaped, from Old French fusel, spindle, from Vulgar Latin *fūsellus, diminutive of Latin fūsus.]

fuselage

(ˈfjuːzɪˌlɑːʒ)
n
(Aeronautics) the main body of an aircraft, excluding the wings, tailplane, and fin
[C20: from French, from fuseler to shape like a spindle, from Old French fusel spindle; see fusee]

fu•se•lage

(ˈfyu səˌlɑʒ, -lɪdʒ, -zə-)

n.
the central structure of an airplane, containing passenger and cargo comparments, and to which are attached the tail assembly and wings.
[1905–10; < French, <fusel(é) spindle-shaped]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuselage - the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)fuselage - the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
body - the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"
porthole - a window in a ship or airplane
empennage, tail assembly, tail - the rear part of an aircraft
Translations
هَيْكَل الطّائِرَه
trup
kropskrog
repülőgéptörzs
flugvélarbolur
fiuzelažaslėktuvo korpusas
fizelāžalidmašīnas korpuss
uçak gövdesi

fuselage

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fuselage

[ˈfjuːzəlɑːʒ] nfusoliera

fuselage

(ˈfjuːzəlaːʒ) , ((American) -sə-) noun
the body of an aeroplane. Repairs were needed to the fuselage.
References in classic literature ?
Every day he had returned to it, and while at first it had filled him with considerable awe, he eventually came to look upon it with the accustomed eye of a proprietor, so that he now clambered into the fuselage and even advanced so far as to wish that he might learn to operate it.
with the Macon site providing assembled fuselage panels to Boeing's 747 final assembly line in Everett, Washington.
The site will ramp up to full production on 747 fuselage panels by mid-2018, at which point it will employ up to 200 people.
There are two main design changes: the trademark orange has been extended from the tail fin on to the fuselage to create a larger space for the easyJet logo which is 20% bigger than before; and, an orange stripe reflecting the design theme of easyJet's advertising has been introduced on to the fuselage to give the plane a sleek, more modern look.
After the fuselage assembly the following shall be installed: luggage compartment subfloor, passenger doors, service doors, luggage compartment doors, passenger compartment glass and cable network; fuselage shall be covered with protective finish, other works shall be done as well.
Widodo, head of the military's search and rescue task force, said the decision to withdraw was made after four days of unsuccessful attempts to raise the fuselage.
Difficult weather conditions and inadequate lifting balloons prevented divers from retrieving the 30-metre long fuselage from the Java Sea.
The team on Thursday had failed to reach the fuselage, which is about 30 metres under the sea off Borneo island, because of strong currents and low visibility.
They used cables to hoist the helicopter fuselage with its mock passengers into the air and swing it to the ground, much like a pendulum.
The A350 XWB front fuselage section will be mounted in the giant assembly jig ready to be joined with the centre and aft fuselage sections over the summer period.
Spirit won a contract with Airbus in May 2008 to design and produce Section 15 of the A350 XWB's composite fuselage.
The upper and forward lower shell composite fuselage panels were joined in the company's facility in Saint-Nazaire, France, before delivery to aircraft manufacturer Airbus.