Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "fuselage" []

  • The central body of an aircraft, to which the wings and tail assembly are attached and which accommodates the crew, passengers, and cargo. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fuselage" in a sentence
  • "Plus the rest of the fuselage is built in Witchita and Charleston SC."
  • "One example: an enormous aircraft whose fuselage is actually a full-sized detachable passenger bus, so that when the plane lands, the travelers can simply continue on a road trip without ever having to exit the airplane."
  • "Its fuselage is made by Bombardier's subsidiary in Northern Ireland, Shorts of Belfast."