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fuselage

[fyoo-suh-lahzh, -lij, -zuh-, fyoo-suh-lahzh, -zuh-] /ˈfyu səˌlɑʒ, -lɪdʒ, -zə-, ˌfyu səˈlɑʒ, -zə-/
noun, Aeronautics
1.
the complete central structure to which the wing, tail surfaces, and engines are attached on an airplane.
Origin of fuselage
1905-1910
1905-10; < French, equivalent to fusel(é) spindle-shaped (derivative of fuseau spindle; see fusee) + -age -age
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fuselage

/ˈfjuːzɪˌlɑːʒ/
noun
1.
the main body of an aircraft, excluding the wings, tailplane, and fin
Word Origin
C20: from French, from fuseler to shape like a spindle, from Old French fusel spindle; see fusee
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Word Origin and History for fuselage
n.

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

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