flying wing


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

flying wing

n.
An aircraft that lacks a fuselage and tail and consists of a single airfoil containing the cockpit, engines, and compartments.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
During his career, he has commanded a fighter squadron, a flying wing and two air bases.
Great work from Worrall saw him feed flying wing Aaron Warren who fed Rhodri Jones to go under the posts, Maynard converting on the stroke of half-time.
The large scale of UAVs with medium-aspect-ratio flying wing configurations strengthens the interaction of UAVs with the ground when taking off: this influences the longitudinal aerodynamic characteristics of UAVs.
During his illustrious career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Flying Wing and an Operational Air Base.
Located on the old Airport Road, the academy includes a flying wing, a ground school wing, an aircraft maintenance wing and engineering staff.
During his illustrious career, he had commanded a fighter squadron, a flying wing, an operational air base and a regional air command.
Lt.Gen al-Busaidi pinned flying wing on graduated pilots.
Lt.Gen Al Busaidi pinned flying wing on graduated pilots.
And Rokoduguni's Bath colleague Dave Attwood praised the flying wing ahead of joining him on England's training camp in Portugal this week.
During his illustrious career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Flying Wing, two Operational Air Bases and a Regional Air Command.
Hughes partners Adam Warren in midfield with Nick Scott joining flying wing Ashton Hewitt and Carl Meyer in the back three.