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cargo bay

noun
1.
the large central area of the space shuttle orbiter's fuselage in which payloads and their support equipment are carried.
Also called payload bay.
Compare bay2 (def 2a).
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  • And from the size of them, a single crate would fill the cargo bay of each of the jets.

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