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lifting body

noun, Aeronautics
1.
an aircraft or spacecraft configuration in which there are no wings, and lift is obtained by aerodynamic forces on its body.
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  • The yielding of a muscle, in all that straining, lifting body, might have ruined us.

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lifting body

noun
1.
a wingless aircraft or spacecraft that derives its aerodynamic lift from the shape of its body
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