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nose cone

[′nōz ‚kōn]
(aerospace engineering)
A protective cone-shaped case for the nose section of a missile or rocket; may include the warhead, fusing system, stabilization system, heat shield, and supporting structure and equipment.

nose cone

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i. A conical-shaped dome usually attached to the front fuselage to house radar or other electronic equipment.
ii. The front cone of a propeller.
iii. The intake for jet engines for streamlining and directing the airflow as well as to regulate the formation of shock waves.
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On Wednesday, the two nations successfully carried out the first test of their jointly developed interceptor missile tipped with a Japan-designed advanced ''clamshell'' nosecone.
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Middlesbrough solicitors Atha & Co are making a monthly donation in return for the company's logo on the nosecone of its only helicopter in the region, which is based at Durham Tees Valley Airport.
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