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nose cone

n.
The forwardmost, usually separable section of a rocket or guided missile that is shaped to offer minimum aerodynamic resistance and often bears protective cladding against heat.

nose cone

n
(Astronautics) the conical forward section of a missile, spacecraft, etc, designed to withstand high temperatures, esp during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere

nose′ cone`



n.
the cone-shaped forward section of a rocket or guided missile, including a heat shield and containing the payload.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nose cone - front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere
front - the side that is seen or that goes first
heat shield - a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry
Translations
pointe de fusée-sonde
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