Definition of nacelle in English:

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nacelle

Pronunciation: /nəˈsɛl/

noun

1A streamlined casing on the outside of an aircraft or motor vehicle, especially one housing an aircraft engine: a grey aircraft with NAVY painted on the engine nacelles
More example sentences
  • The center section of the wing, installed beneath the fuselage, carried the two engine nacelles and the retractable landing gear.
  • I could clearly see his engine nacelles, fuselage, wings and tail in the dark.
  • Oil and fuel coming from three failed cylinders created a fire on the outboard side of the engine nacelle.
1.1The passenger compartment of an airship.

Origin

Early 20th century (originally denoting the car of an airship): from French, from late Latin navicella, diminutive of Latin navis 'ship'.

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