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na·celle

 (nə-sĕl′)
n.
1. A separate streamlined enclosure on an aircraft or spacecraft for sheltering the crew or cargo or for housing an engine and usually its related components.
2. A similar enclosure on a wind turbine that houses the energy-generating components, including the shaft, generator, and gearing, and to which the rotor and blades of the turbine are attached.

[French, dinghy, gondola, from Old French nacele, small boat, from Late Latin nāvicella, diminutive of Latin nāvis, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

nacelle

(nəˈsɛl)
n
(Aeronautics) a streamlined enclosure on an aircraft, not part of the fuselage, to accommodate an engine, passengers, crew, etc
[C20: from French: small boat, from Late Latin nāvicella, a diminutive of Latin nāvis ship]

na•celle

(nəˈsɛl)

n.
1. the enclosed part of an airplane, dirigible, etc., in which the engine is housed or in which cargo or passengers are carried.
2. the car of a balloon.
[1475–85; < French: a small boat < Late Latin nāvicella, for Latin nāvicula, derivative of nāvi(s) ship (see nave1); compare -elle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nacelle - a streamlined enclosure for an aircraft engine
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
Translations

nacelle

[næˈsel] Nbarquilla f, góndola f

nacelle

n
(on aeroplane) → (Flugzeug)rumpf m
(= gondola) (on airship) → (Luftschiff-)gondel f; (on balloon) → (Ballon)korb m