noun na·celle \nə-ˈsel\

Definition of NACELLE

:  a streamlined enclosure (as for an engine) on an aircraft

Origin of NACELLE

French, literally, small boat, from Late Latin navicella, diminutive of Latin navis ship — more at nave
First Known Use: 1904


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