Wiktionary:Word of the day/2023/May 24

Word of the day
for May 24
nacelle n
  1. (aviation)
    1. The compartment that holds passengers on a dirigible, hot-air balloon, or other aerostat; a gondola.
    2. A separate streamlined enclosure mounted on an aircraft to house, originally, an engine, and now also cargo or crew.
    3. (archaic) The cockpit of an aircraft.
  2. (by extension)
    1. A hollow boat-shaped structure.
    2. An enclosure housing machinery or a motor.
    3. (electrical engineering) The part between the rotor and tower of a wind turbine.
    4. (nautical) The submersed providers of buoyancy of a SWATH-hulled boat.
    5. (road transport) A streamlined enclosure on the body or dashboard of a motor vehicle.
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