Fuselage meaning

fyo͝osə-läzh, -zə-
The body of an airplane, exclusive of the wings, tail assembly, and engines.
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(aeronautical) The main body of a winged aerospace vehicle; the long central structure of an aircraft to which the wings (rotors), tail, and engines are attached, and which accommodates crew and cargo.
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The central body of an aircraft, to which the wings and tail assembly are attached and which accommodates the crew, passengers, and cargo.
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Origin of fuselage

  • French from fuselé spindle-shaped from Old French fusel spindle from Vulgar Latin fūsellus diminutive of Latin fūsus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French fuselage, from fuselé (“spindle-shaped”), from Old French *fus (“spindle”), from Latin fusus (“spindle”). So named for its shape; in English since 1909.

    From Wiktionary