Definition of "nacelle" [na•celle]

  • A separate streamlined enclosure on an aircraft for sheltering the crew or cargo or housing an engine. (noun)

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Use "nacelle" in a sentence
  • "The turbine's generator housing, called a nacelle, is pulled up the mountain."
  • "At 62 tons, the nacelle is the "brains" of the turbine's operation and includes its gear box."
  • "A nacelle is a streamlined enclosure that houses crew or cargo, or houses engines."