nose cone

noun

Definition of nose cone

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

1949

First Known Use of nose cone

1949


NOSE CONE Defined for English Language Learners

nose cone

noun

Definition of nose cone for English Language Learners

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


NOSE CONE Defined for Kids

nose cone

noun

Definition of nose cone for Students

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

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