from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The central body of an aircraft, to which the wings and tail assembly are attached and which accommodates the crew, passengers, and cargo.
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- n. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
Plus the rest of the fuselage is built in Witchita and Charleston SC.
One example: an enormous aircraft whose fuselage is actually a full-sized detachable passenger bus, so that when the plane lands, the travelers can simply continue on a road trip without ever having to exit the airplane.
Its fuselage is made by Bombardier's subsidiary in Northern Ireland, Shorts of Belfast.
The fuselage is fully air-conditioned for maximum comfort, and is pressurized so that when you are travelling at 30,000 ft., the equivalent pressure in the cabin is only 4,000 ft. altitude.
The - 800's fuselage is shortened by 10 frames (six forward and four aft), which McConnell says requires changes to the geometry of section 13/14 (forward), section 16/18 (rear) and the upper shell of section 15 (centre fuselage).
a part of a fuselage from a missile fired by North Korea was found in Alaska in 1999.
Roberts wonders if the remains beneath the fuselage are her brother's.
He calls the fuselage a "chassis" and the front cowling a "hood," as if Spirit were an earthbound automobile.
The fuselage was a deep shade of blue and the words PENINSULA AIRLINES were painted above the windows in white letters trimmed in gold.
Her fuselage was a little dented, hinting at her age, but her sleek curves and subtle contours suggested a much younger model.