Definition of nacelle
: a streamlined enclosure (as for an engine) on an aircraft
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One is to angle the nacelles forward rather than leaving them vertical, which would allow the aircraft to remain for about half an hour.
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Origin and Etymology 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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