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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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
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