nose cone

noun
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of nose cone

: a protective cone constituting the forward end of an aerospace vehicle

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First Known Use of nose cone

1949

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NOSE CONE Defined for English Language Learners

nose cone

Definition of nose cone for English Language Learners

  • : the pointed front end of an aircraft, rocket, missile, etc.


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nose cone

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Definition of nose cone for Students

: a protective cone forming the forward end of an airplane, rocket, or missile

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