Etymology
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fuselage (n.)

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

updated on January 27, 2015

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Definitions of fuselage from WordNet

fuselage (n.)
the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo);
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