lifting body


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lift·ing body

(lĭf′tĭng)
n.
A wingless aircraft or spacecraft that is designed to gain lift by the action of aerodynamic forces on its body.
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lifting body

n
(Astronautics) a wingless aircraft or spacecraft that derives its aerodynamic lift from the shape of its body
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