Examples from the Web for fuselage
Like the wings, the tail surfaces—horizontal and vertical—easily break away from the fuselage and float.Mysterious Debris Near Australia Looks like MH370’s Wing|Clive Irving|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Explosive decompression” where the fuselage breaks apart suddenly and catastrophically.
However, integrity of the fuselage structure is not an absolute guarantee that an explosive decompression will not occur.
Boeing does have one airplane with a long record of stress failures in its fuselage, the 737.
He hit the fuselage of his F-100 when he ejected, breaking his arm, damaging his eye and injuring his back.
Agilely Kirkwood swung himself over the side of the fuselage and swarmed down one of the supporting struts to the broad float.
The body of the machine was wrecked, and the fuselage a mass of splinters.The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen|Kenneth Ward
In order to carry their engines conveniently they very often have more than one fuselage.The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith
Something—what it was he was unable to ascertain—hit the fuselage with a resounding crash.
A few inches in front of my nose was the breach of a heavy machine-gun whose muzzle projected over the bow of the fuselage.
British Dictionary definitions for fuselage
Word Origin for fuselage
Word Origin and History for fuselage
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.