after body

afterbody

[af-ter-bod-ee, ahf-]
noun, plural afterbodies.
1.
Nautical. the portion of a ship's hull aft of the middle body.
2.
Aeronautics. the rear part of an aircraft's fuselage.
3.
Rocketry. the part of a guided missile behind the nose cone, usually unprotected against reentry heat.

Origin:
after + body

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afterbody (ˈɑːftəˌbɒdɪ)
 
n , pl -bodies
any discarded part that continues to trail a satellite, rocket, etc, in orbit

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