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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The forward fuselage suffered longitudinal crushing damage back to the area of the rudder pedals.
▪ This is a welded aluminium structure that sits inside the forward fuselage and is connected to it at four attachment points.
▪ The foolproof fuel system has interconnected front and rear fuselage flexible tanks holding 255 and 475 litres.
▪ Throughout that summer more vital pieces of the rear fuselage were recovered along the downwind wreckage trail.
▪ A hurricane in the mid-1970s cause much damage and the fuselage was turned into a superb house-boat by David Drimmer.
▪ Heavier plate ensured attachment to the fuselage and the team created a crude cradle for their baby.
▪ Mr Wakenshaw's parachute became tangled in the wheels of a plane and he was dragged along its fuselage.
▪ The foolproof fuel system has interconnected front and rear fuselage flexible tanks holding 255 and 475 litres.
▪ The three arc-lamps had come to rest athwart the sunken bomber, sharply illuminating the fuselage and the two wings.
▪ This line represents the fore and aft axis of your aircraft, the fuselage.
▪ With the sling load hooked up, the swing of the fuselage is slowed by the inertia of the attached load.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

fuselage \fu"se*lage\ n. [F. fusel spindle-shaped + -age; fr. L. fusus spindle.] (A["e]ronautics) The central, approximately cylindrical portion of an airplane which carries the passengers, crew, and cargo. It usually forms the main structural portion of an airplane, and to it are typically attached the wings, tail, and sometimes the engines. In single-propeller airplanes, the propeller is typically fixed at the front of the fuselage, although variants have been produced with the propeller at the rear. Some airplanes have no fuselage, properly so called.

Syn: body.


Nacelle \Na*celle"\ (n[.a]*s[e^]l"), n. [F.]

  1. A small boat. [Obs.]

  2. The basket suspended from a balloon; hence, the framework forming the body of a dirigible balloon, and containing the machinery, passengers, etc.

  3. A streamlined enclosure on an airplane, as for the engine or for the cargo or passengers; -- formerly used to refer to the boatlike, inclosed body of an airplane which is usually now called the fuselage, and now referring mostly to the enclosure for the engine.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1909, from French fuselage, from fuselé "spindle-shaped," from Old French *fus "a spindle," from Latin fusus "a spindle" (see fuse (n.)). So called from its shape.


n. (context aeronautical English) The main body of a winged aerospace vehicle; the long central structure of an aircraft to which the wings (or rotors), tail, and engines are attached, and which accommodates crew and cargo


n. the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)


The fuselage (; from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo. In single-engine aircraft it will usually contain an engine, although in some amphibious aircraft the single engine is mounted on a pylon attached to the fuselage which in turn is used as a floating hull. The fuselage also serves to position control and stabilization surfaces in specific relationships to lifting surfaces, required for aircraft stability and maneuverability.

Usage examples of "fuselage".

The second hit the fuselage aft of the jet exhaust, cutting the aircraft in half.

A moment later, while yet the shock wave of the first blast raced outward, and the fuselage of the aircraft followed suit, its aluminite body burning like a petrol-soaked rag in the incredible heat.

As he reached it, a fellow chief, this one a chief aviation pilot with the wings of a Naval Aviator on his shirt, appeared in the fuselage bubble gingerly holding a canvas suitcase in his fingers.

The blue machine roared up in a perfect stalling turn, but even as Biggies took it in his sights an ominous flack-flack-flack warned him that an unseen enemy was perforating his fuselage.

It was a biplane, a wood-framed oval fuselage covered in doped fabric, with similar wings joined by wires and struts.

Plastic decalcomania had been applied to the fuselage with just enough adhesive to hold them in place for a short time.

Now that the Flying Wings converged closer, bullets hit the plane, some penetrating the special fuselage armor Dex had designed.

Zuckuss drew back, ready to duck behind the fuselage of one of the ships in the landing dock as Boba Fett dropped his hand to the curved grip of his own blaster.

One Stingray took a gauss slug directly into the cockpit, gutting the control section and leaving the pilot as little more than a smear over the back fuselage.

The nose of the Hagg had broken loose and peeled back part of the fuselage like a giant can-opener.

Lieutenant Hod Proulx brought him in but had to wave him off, and as the Avenger flew down the portside, climbing, the men on deck could see the holes hi tail, fuselage and wings.

On her right, she saw a forest of blue beamsthe big industrial jigs that held the fuselage barrels in place, while they were riveted together.

That moment cures my insomnia with narcolepsy when we might die helpless and packed human tobacco in the fuselage.

After the plane and truck had performed two unwieldy circles on the field Pickel managed to bring us alongside the fuselage and match the speed of the plane.

Coombs looked through plexiglas down the trailing tube of fuselage, between the two rudders, watching the Zeros coming in like lithe sharks.