nacelle

noun
na·​celle | \ nə-ˈsel How to pronounce nacelle (audio) \

Definition of nacelle

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

Examples of nacelle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The motion of wind rotates the large blades of the turbine, which in turn rotates a rotor in the square box at the top of the turbine, called a nacelle. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 The motion of wind rotates the large blades of the turbine, which in turn rotates a rotor in the square box at the top of the turbine, called a nacelle. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 The motion of wind rotates the large blades of the turbine, which in turn rotates a rotor in the square box at the top of the turbine, called a nacelle. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 The motion of wind rotates the large blades of the turbine, which in turn rotates a rotor in the square box at the top of the turbine, called a nacelle. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 The motion of wind rotates the large blades of the turbine, which in turn rotates a rotor in the square box at the top of the turbine, called a nacelle. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 The motion of wind rotates the large blades of the turbine, which in turn rotates a rotor in the square box at the top of the turbine, called a nacelle. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 The motion of wind rotates the large blades of the turbine, which in turn rotates a rotor in the square box at the top of the turbine, called a nacelle. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 The motion of wind rotates the large blades of the turbine, which in turn rotates a rotor in the square box at the top of the turbine, called a nacelle. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nacelle

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nacelle

French, literally, small boat, from Late Latin navicella, diminutive of Latin navis ship — more at nave

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The first known use of nacelle was in 1904

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“Nacelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nacelle. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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