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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [nuh-sel]
    • /nəˈsɛl/
    • /næˈsel/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [nuh-sel]
    • /nəˈsɛl/

Definitions of nacelle word

  • noun nacelle the enclosed part of an airplane, dirigible, etc., in which the engine is housed or in which cargo or passengers are carried. 1
  • noun nacelle the car of a balloon. 1
  • noun nacelle A streamlined housing or tank for something on the outside of an aircraft or motor vehicle. 1
  • noun nacelle plane: enclosure for engine, cargo, crew 1
  • noun nacelle a streamlined enclosure on an aircraft, not part of the fuselage, to accommodate an engine, passengers, crew, etc 0
  • noun nacelle a streamlined enclosure on an aircraft, esp. for an engine 0

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Origin of nacelle

First appearance:

before 1475
One of the 25% oldest English words
1475-85; < French: a small boat < Late Latin nāvicella, for Latin nāvicula, equivalent to nāvi(s) ship (see nave) + -cula -cule1

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nacelle popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for nacelle

noun nacelle

  • box — A box is a square or rectangular container with hard or stiff sides. Boxes often have lids.
  • crate — A crate is a large box used for transporting or storing things.
  • bin — A bin is a container that you put rubbish in.
  • bassinet — A bassinet is a small bed for a baby that is like a basket.
  • cradle — A cradle is a baby's bed with high sides. Cradles often have curved bases so that they rock from side to side.

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