the complete central structure to which the wing, tail surfaces, and engines are attached on an airplane.
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How to use fuselage in a sentence
What sets the Drone 40 apart from a host of other small drone designs is the long, vertical fuselage.The US Marines are testing flying, remote-controlled grenades | Rob Verger | July 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
Ingenuity has an incredibly lightweight design, clocking in at only 4 pounds with a fuselage slightly bigger than a softball.NASA’s Mars helicopter may soon be the first to fly on another planet | Paola Rosa-Aquino | January 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
One of those elements is the “aerodynamic shaping of the aircraft,” he mentions, like the plane’s long, skinny fuselage.This test plane could be a big step towards supersonic commercial flights | Rob Verger | October 8, 2020 | Popular-Science
That’s why the plane’s fuselage has its blimpy shape, and why the wings are located towards the back.This weird-looking plane could someday be a fast, clean option for air travel | Rob Verger | September 28, 2020 | Popular-Science
One of the main ways the plane aims to be so efficient is by keeping the air flowing smoothly over the fuselage for as long as possible.This weird-looking plane could someday be a fast, clean option for air travel | Rob Verger | September 28, 2020 | Popular-Science
At the same time, the heaviest parts—the main fuselage, the engines and wings—sink to the bottom.
The helicopters must be armored, with a bullet-resistant fuselage and glass.Obama’s New Helicopter Fleet Could Cost $20 Billion | Kyle Mizokami | May 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its olive-green fuselage stood out against the snowed peaks.
The fuel supplying those engines is drawn from three tanks—one in the lower center fuselage, and one in each wing.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
A bullet struck the fuselage and ricocheted past his ear; another ripped a hole in the canvas of his wing.Tam O' The Scoots | Edgar Wallace
Tam had a tray of bombs under the fuselage—something in destructive quality between a Mills grenade and a three-inch shell.Tam O' The Scoots | Edgar Wallace
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.
If left long enough, the gasoline manages to soak well into the fuselage before evaporating.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
The fuselage of a plane, scarred and broken, was still held in the strong limbs.
British Dictionary definitions for fuselage
the main body of an aircraft, excluding the wings, tailplane, and fin
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