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Nacelle meaning

nacelle - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A small boat.
  2. 2. The basket suspended from a balloon; hence, the framework forming the body of a dirigible balloon, and containing the machinery, passengers, etc.
  3. 3. A boatlike, inclosed body of an aeroplane.

nacelle - examples of usage

  1. The depression of the point of the nacelle told Dennis that the Aviatik was planing down to a lower altitude, and when, some distance ahead, he saw the milky gleam of a river winding away to right and left, he hung over the side with the powerful German glasses glued to his eyes. - "With Haig on the Somme", D. H. Parry.
  2. And there was a world of agony in the boy's thought, interrupted by finding himself precipitated backwards in a heap, as the nacelle lifted and the dive was checked. - "With Haig on the Somme", D. H. Parry.
  3. " It seems pretty simple," he said, as he swung himself out of the nacelle. - "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3", Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds.
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