Nacelle

Definition of Nacelle

Na`celle´   Pronunciation: nå`sĕl´
n.1.A small boat.
2.The basket suspended from a balloon; hence, the framework forming the body of a dirigible balloon, and containing the machinery, passengers, etc.
3.A streamlined enclosure on an airplane, as for the engine or for the cargo or passengers; - formerly used to refer to the boatlike, inclosed body of an airplane which is usually now called the fuselage, and now referring mostly to the enclosure for the engine.

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