or wide-bod·y

[ wahyd-bod-ee ]

noun,plural wide·bod·ies.
  1. a jet airliner having a fuselage wide enough to allow passenger seating to be divided by two aisles running from front to back.

Origin of widebody

First recorded in 1965–70; wide + body

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How to use widebody in a sentence

  • The wide body of water had swept up to within a few yards of the trees under which Mrs. Norton lay fast asleep.

    The Jungle Girl | Gordon Casserly

British Dictionary definitions for wide-body


  1. (of an aircraft) having a wide fuselage, esp wide enough to contain three rows of seats abreast

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