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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nose′ cone`(n.)

  1. the cone-shaped forward section of a rocket or guided missile, including a heat shield and containing the payload.

    Category: Rocketry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nose cone, ogive(noun)

    front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere

Wiktionary

  1. nose cone(Noun)

    The forwardmost part of an aircraft, rocket or missile; it is shaped to minimise aerodynamic resistance

Freebase

  1. Nose cone

    The term nose cone is used to refer to the forwardmost section of a rocket, guided missile or aircraft. The cone is shaped to offer minimum aerodynamic resistance. Nose cones are also designed for travel in and under water and in high speed land vehicles.

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