Fuselage



[fyoo-suh-lahzh, -lij, -zuh-, fyoo-suh-lahzh, -zuh-] /ˈfyu səˌlɑʒ, -lɪdʒ, -zə-, ˌfyu səˈlɑʒ, -zə-/

noun, Aeronautics.
1.
the complete central structure to which the wing, tail surfaces, and engines are attached on an airplane.
/ˈfjuːzɪˌlɑːʒ/
noun
1.
the main body of an aircraft, excluding the wings, tailplane, and fin
n.

1909, from French fuselage, from fuselé “spindle-shaped,” from Old French *fus “spindle,” from Latin fusus “spindle” (see fuse (n.)). So called from its shape.

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