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fairing

an external metal structure fitted around parts of an aircraft, car, vessel, etc., to reduce drag

fairing

[′fer·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A structure or surface on an aircraft or rocket that functions to reduce drag, such as the streamlined nose of a satellite-launching rocket.

fairing

fairing
An auxiliary piece of structure added between two parts, usually at a junction between two parts. It is meant to reduce drag.
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Steven," a large navigable platform ship with extended "arms" and a net strung between them, SpaceX was trying to "catch" at least one of the two payload fairings that enclose the satellite at the top of the rocket.
Contract notice: Installation of metal superstructures on freight wagons and addition of aerodynamic fairings on existing superstructures.
SpeedPants from Laminar Flow Systems, above right, are lowdrag strut and wheel fairings advertised to up cruise speeds as much as 11 MPH.
After 2018 it will be very difficult to put a truck on the road that does not include one of these fairings, and it will be illegal for any person to remove the fairing as long as the truck is in service.
Conventional roof fairings, in contrast, achieve aerodynamic efficiencies simply by maximising airflow over smooth, closed surfaces.