engine nacelle

The streamlined, enclosed housing on a fuselage or wing in which the engine is mounted.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • nacelle — A small structure, separate from the fuse lage, on an aircraft for housing aircrew or engine(s). An engine nacelle usually forms a separate fire resistant bay. The term is applied to streamlined bodies enclosing crew and/or engines mounted on or… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Nacelle — Na*celle (n[.a]*s[e^]l ), n. [F.] 1. A small boat. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The basket suspended from a balloon; hence, the framework forming the body of a dirigible balloon, and containing the machinery, passengers, etc. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nacelle — [nə sel′] n. [Fr < LL navicella, dim. of L navis, a ship: see NAVY] a streamlined enclosure on an aircraft, esp. for an engine …   English World dictionary

  • Engine indicating and crew alerting system — An example of information found on a EICAS Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) is an integrated system used in modern aircraft to provide aircraft crew with aircraft engines and other systems instrumentation and crew annunciations …   Wikipedia

  • nacelle — noun Etymology: French, literally, small boat, from Late Latin navicella, diminutive of Latin navis ship more at nave Date: 1904 a streamlined enclosure (as for an engine) on an aircraft …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nacelle — /neuh sel /, n. 1. the enclosed part of an airplane, dirigible, etc., in which the engine is housed or in which cargo or passengers are carried. 2. the car of a balloon. [1475 85; < F: a small boat < LL navicella, for L navicula, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • nacelle — noun /nəˈsɛl/ a) a separate streamlined enclosure mounted on an aircraft to house an engine, cargo, or crew. b) the part between the tower and rotor of a …   Wiktionary

  • nacelle — na·celle || næ sel n. basket or car suspended from a hot air balloon; enclosed area housing an airplane s engine; cargo or passenger compartment of an airplane …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nacelle —    (nah SELL) [French: small boat] On an aircraft, balloon, or motorcycle, an enclosure that houses the engine, or one in which passengers or cargo are carried.    Engines and fuel tanks, carried outside the fuselage of a plane, are enclosed in… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • nacelle — [nə sɛl] noun 1》 the outer casing of an aircraft engine. 2》 the passenger compartment of an airship. Origin early 20th cent.: from Fr., from late L. navicella, dimin. of L. navis ship …   English new terms dictionary

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