nacelle

noun na·celle \ nə-ˈsel \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of nacelle

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

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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



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