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flying wing

noun, Aeronautics
1.
an airplane whose wings form almost all the airframe, with the fuselage almost or entirely within the wing structure.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for flying wing

flying wing

noun
1.
an aircraft consisting mainly of one large wing and no fuselage or tailplane
2.
(in Canadian football) the twelfth player, who has a variable position behind the scrimmage line
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