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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).]
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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]
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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.
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Translations

monocoque

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

[ˈmɒnəˌkɒk] adj & nmonoscocca (f) inv
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