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flying wing

noun, Aeronautics.
an airplane whose wings form almost all the airframe, with the fuselage almost or entirely within the wing structure.
Origin of flying wing
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • It was like the sweeping shadow of a flying wing, and left only the limpidity of sweetest, most candid acquiescence.

    The Rescue Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Misfortune seemed to have dogged his footsteps ever since his transference from the Navy proper into the flying wing.

    Commander Lawless V.C. Rolf Bennett
  • The Dahlia fruit has also a flying wing, and a great many others might be mentioned.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
British Dictionary definitions for flying wing

flying wing

an aircraft consisting mainly of one large wing and no fuselage or tailplane
(in Canadian football) the twelfth player, who has a variable position behind the scrimmage line
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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