Definition of Fuselage

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

Group relationships: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane
Generic synonyms: Body
Terms within: Porthole, Empennage, Tail, Tail Assembly



Definition of Fuselage

1. n. An elongated body or frame of an aëroplane or flying machine; sometimes, erroneously, any kind of frame or body. Many aëroplanes have no fuselage, properly so called.

Definition of Fuselage

1. Noun. (context: aeronautical) 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 ¹

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Definition of Fuselage

1. the body of an airplane [n -S]

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Literary usage of Fuselage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Aeroplane Structures by Alfred John Sutton Pippard, John Laurence (1919)
"The fuselage.—Fig. 16 is a diagram of a fuselage of the usual design. It consists of a built-up girder of the N type. The longitudinal members forming the ..."

2. Aeroplane Structures by Alfred John Sutton Pippard, John Laurence (1919)
"The fuselage.—Fig. 16 is a diagram of a fuselage of the usual design. It consists of a built-up girder of the N type. The longitudinal members forming the ..."

3. Airplane Design and Construction by Ottorino Pomilio (1919)
"CHAPTER III THE fuselage The fuselage or body of an airplane is the ... The wings, landing gear, rudder and elevator are all attached to the fuselage. ..."

4. How to Build an Aeroplane by F. Robert Petit (1910)
"It is most important that a well-built fuselage should be indifferent to vibration, be able to resist bending strain, and suffer great shocks without damage ..."

5. The A-B-C of Aviation: A Complete, Practical Treatise Outlining Clearly the by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1918)
"... VI AIRPLANE fuselage CONSTRUCTION Early Wright Starting System—Design of fuselage Framework—Airplane Design Considerations—Reduction of Parasitic ..."

6. Practical Aeronautics: An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and by Charles Brian Hayward (1912)
"Truss Frame Built on fuselage. In connection with the fuselage may be ... The center of the horizontal tube should be 2 feet above the top of the fuselage. ..."

7. Textbook of Applied Aeronautic Engineering by Henry Woodhouse (1920)
"CHAPTER XII ALIGNMENT fuselage alignment — Horizontal and vertical stabilizers ... Alignment of fuselage.— The fuselage is aligned before leaving the ..."

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