[ fyoo-suh-lahzh, -lij, -zuh-, fyoo-suh-lahzh, -zuh- ]
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  1. the complete central structure to which the wing, tail surfaces, and engines are attached on an airplane.

Origin of fuselage

1905–10; <French, equivalent to fusel(é) spindle-shaped (derivative of fuseau spindle; see fusee) + -age-age

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British Dictionary definitions for fuselage


/ (ˈfjuːzɪˌlɑːʒ) /

  1. the main body of an aircraft, excluding the wings, tailplane, and fin

Origin of fuselage

C20: from French, from fuseler to shape like a spindle, from Old French fusel spindle; see fusee

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