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mon·o·coque

 (mŏn′ə-kōk′, -kŏk′)
n.
A metal structure, such as an aircraft, in which the skin absorbs all or most of the stresses to which the body is subjected.

[French : mono-, mono- + coque, shell (from Old French, from Latin coccum, berry, from Greek kokkos).]

monocoque

(ˈmɒnəˌkɒk)
n
1. (Aeronautics) a type of aircraft fuselage, car body, etc, in which all or most of the loads are taken by the skin
2. (Automotive Engineering) a type of aircraft fuselage, car body, etc, in which all or most of the loads are taken by the skin
3. (Motor Racing) a type of racing-car, racing-cycle, or powerboat design with no separate chassis and body
4. (Cycle Racing) a type of racing-car, racing-cycle, or powerboat design with no separate chassis and body
5. (Nautical Terms) a type of racing-car, racing-cycle, or powerboat design with no separate chassis and body
adj
6. (Motor Racing) of or relating to the design characteristic of a monocoque
7. (Cycle Racing) of or relating to the design characteristic of a monocoque
8. (Automotive Engineering) of or relating to the design characteristic of a monocoque
9. (Aeronautics) of or relating to the design characteristic of a monocoque
[C20: from French, from mono- + coque shell]

monocoque

Racing car design whose central structure is a shell of strong, lightweight material such as aluminum or carbon fiber, with no separate chassis and body.
Translations

monocoque

n
(Aviat) → Schalenrumpf m; monocoque constructionSchalenbau m, → Schalenbauweise f
(Aut, of racing car) → Monocoque nt

monocoque

[ˈmɒnəˌkɒk] adj & nmonoscocca (f) inv
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Apres la reception de ces deux bateaux monocoques, l'ENTMV compte en receptionner deux a trois autres dans les mois a venir pour les besoins du transport maritime urbain.
Treize monocoques Imoca de 60 pieds (18,28 m) etaient encore en course - sur les 20 au depart des Sables-d'Olonne (Vendee), le 10 novembre - apres les abandons de Marc Guillemot (Safran), Kito de Pavant (Groupe Bel), Louis Burton (Bureau Vallee), Samantha Davies (Saveol), Jeremie Beyou (MaEtre CoQ), Zbigniew Gutkowski (Energa) et Vincent Riou (PRB).
Through using CFRP monocoques, Toray was able to achieve lightweight, high stiffness body and superior crash safety even for a two-seater open car, and the basic design provides the added benefit of easy migration to other models.