aeroshell

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noun aero·shell \¦er-ō-¦shel\

Definition of aeroshell

plural

aeroshells

  1. :  heat shield One such system, the Viking-era 70° sphere cone aeroshell, has been used on every U.S. mission to the surface of Mars. — Donald Rapp, Human Missions to Mars, 2007

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Origin and Etymology of aeroshell

aero- + 1shell


First Known Use: 1966


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