nose cone

The forwardmost part of an aircraft, rocket or missile; it is shaped to minimise aerodynamic resistance

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  • nose cone — nose′ cone n. rkt the cone shaped forward section of a rocket or guided missile, including a heat shield and containing the payload …   From formal English to slang

  • nose cone — n. the cone shaped foremost part of a rocket or missile, usually housing the payload, instruments, etc. and made to withstand intense heat …   English World dictionary

  • Nose cone — For the Transformers character, see Nosecone (Transformers). A nose cone that contained one of the Voyager spacecraft, mounted on top of a Titan III/Centaur launch vehicle …   Wikipedia

  • nose cone — noun Date: 1949 a protective cone constituting the forward end of an aerospace vehicle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nose cone — Rocketry. the cone shaped forward section of a rocket or guided missile, including a heat shield and containing the payload. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • nose cone — 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 …   Aviation dictionary

  • nose-cone — /ˈnoʊz koʊn/ (say nohz kohn) noun the separable cone shaped leading end of a rocket, containing equipment or a warhead, built to withstand high temperatures …   Australian English dictionary

  • nose cone — noun front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere • Syn: ↑ogive • Hypernyms: ↑front • Part Holonyms: ↑heat shield …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nose cone design — Given the problem of the aerodynamic design of the nose cone section of any vehicle or body meant to travel through a compressible fluid medium (such as a rocket or aircraft, missile or bullet), an important problem is the determination of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Nose (disambiguation) — Nose may refer to: Contents 1 Biology 2 The arts 2.1 Literature 2.2 Opera 3 Geography …   Wikipedia

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