The body of an airplane, exclusive of the wings, tail assembly, and engines.
The central body of an aircraft, to which the wings and tail assembly are attached and which accommodates the crew, passengers, and cargo.
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