American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A separate streamlined enclosure on an aircraft for sheltering the crew or cargo or housing an engine.
- n. A separate streamlined enclosure mounted on an aircraft to house an engine, cargo, or crew.
- n. The part between the tower and rotor of a wind turbine.
- n. The compartment that holds passengers on a hot-air balloon, a dirigible, or an aerostat; a gondola.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A small boat.
- n. The basket suspended from a balloon; hence, the framework forming the body of a dirigible balloon, and containing the machinery, passengers, etc.
- n. A streamlined enclosure on an airplane, as for the engine or for the cargo or passengers; -- formerly used to refer to the boatlike, inclosed body of an airplane which is usually now called the
fuselage, and now referring mostly to the enclosure for the engine.
- n. a streamlined enclosure for an aircraft engine
- Old French nacele ("small boat"), from Latin navicella. The Modern English spelling is under the influence of Middle French and Modern French nacelle. (Wiktionary)
- French, dinghy, gondola, from Old French nacele, small boat, from Late Latin nāvicella, diminutive of Latin nāvis, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“A nacelle is the 72-ton housing unit at the top of a wind turbine tower that holds equipment needed to convert wind energy to electricity.”
“The nacelle, which is located at the top of the wind turbine tower and functions to convert wind energy to electric power, consists of the wind turbine rotor axis, generator, multiplying gearbox, control system and electrical equipment.”
“Local unit General Elektrik Ticaret & Servis AS may start manufacturing turbines and so-called nacelle casings, with half the output likely to be sold within Turkey as the government targets a 20-fold increase in wind capacity by 2020, said”
“A nacelle is the streamlined cover that houses an aircraft engine, and the one at the Goodrich exhibit will protrude from the pavilion in such a way that it may even provide shelter from any passing showers to visitors who stand outside underneath it.”
“The nacelle is the unit that houses the gearbox, drive train and control equipment on wind turbines.”
“The 50 horse-power Antoinette engine, which was enclosed in the body (or 'nacelle') in the front of which the pilot sat, drove a propeller behind, revolving between the outriggers carrying the tail.”
“It's been a scarce collector's item until a couple of months ago, when AMT Ertl reissued it, albeit still in its photoactive molding and lacking the internal lighting fixtures or nacelle engines of the original.”
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