Definitions for nacellenəˈsɛl
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a streamlined enclosure for an aircraft engine
A streamlined enclosure on an airplane, as for the engine or for the cargo or passengers; -- formerly used to refer to the boatlike, inclosed body of an airplane which is usually now called the fuselage, and now referring mostly to the enclosure for the engine.
A separate streamlined enclosure mounted on an aircraft to house an engine, cargo, or crew.
The part between the tower and rotor of a wind turbine.
The compartment that holds passengers on a hot-air balloon, a dirigible, or an aerostat; a gondola.
Origin: nacele, from navicella. The Modern English spelling is under the influence of Middle French and Modern French nacelle.
The nacelle is a cover housing that holds engines, fuel, or equipment on an aircraft. In some cases—for instance in the typical "Farman" type "pusher" aircraft, or the World War II-era P-38 Lightning—an aircraft's cockpit may also be housed in a nacelle, which essentially fills the function of a conventional fuselage. The covering is typically aerodynamically shaped.
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