nacelle definition

  • noun:
    • another streamlined enclosure on an aircraft for sheltering the crew or cargo or housing an engine.
    • A separate efficient enclosure installed on an aircraft to accommodate an engine, cargo, or team.
    • The component involving the tower and rotor of a wind turbine.
    • The compartment that keeps passengers on a hot-air balloon, a dirigible, or an aerostat; a gondola.
    • a little vessel.
    • The container suspended from a balloon; hence, the framework creating your body of a dirigible balloon, and containing the machinery, guests, etc.
    • A streamlined enclosure on an airplane, as for the engine or even for the cargo or people; -- previously always make reference to the boatlike, inclosed human anatomy of an airplane which is typically now called the fuselage, and today referring mostly toward enclosure the motor.
    • a streamlined enclosure for an aircraft engine

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