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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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An unidentified buyer parted with pounds 23,000 for a Rolls-Royce engine and a private Italian bidder paid pounds 115,000 for a nose cone.
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Worried staff at Riversley Park Museum discovered the nose cones as they sifted through material for a forthcoming exhibition.
ABOUT 30 jobs are to be created in West Wales after a company making nose cones for Formula One racing cars announced plans to open a local base.
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ABOUT 30 jobs are to be created in Wales after a Surrey-based company making nose cones for Formula One racing cars announced plans to open a Welsh base.