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nose cone Line breaks: nose cone

Definition of nose cone in English:


The cone-shaped nose of a rocket or aircraft.
Example sentences
  • The unit has a crushable nose cone, which absorbs the landing on impact, minimizing damage.
  • When it's stable, I will fire a drogue parachute, which will also come out of the nose cone, to make the craft stable.
  • The crippled Ferrari emerged into the light with no front wing, a damaged nose cone and the left front wheel dangling uselessly at an angle.

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