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nacelle(nəsĕl`): see airplaneairplane,
heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air.
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A separate streamlined enclosure on an airplane for sheltering or housing something, as the crew or an engine.
An enclosure containing the electric generating equipment in a wind-energy conversion system.
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a streamlined enclosure on an aircraft, not part of the fuselage, to accommodate an engine, passengers, crew, etc.
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