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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

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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 ?
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At the airplane-maker Boeing, a new, automated technique for constructing 777 fuselages could be executed within a few years.
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This was the first of two planned tests using Navy-provided CH-46E Sea Knight fuselages.
Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components.
The fuselages are the first of thousands that will be built for the program.
They are being equipped with extra-large fuselages and "swing tail" doors to allow for easier loading.
The Viper machines automate production of composite fuselages for the new Raytheon Premier I and Hawker Horizon business jets.
British Aerospace has landed a pounds 100 million contract from the RAF to provide fuselages for aircraft used by the Red Arrows display team.