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nose cone

noun, Rocketry.
the cone-shaped forward section of a rocket or guided missile, including a heat shield and containing the payload.
Origin of nose cone
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He kept right on going until his head banged painfully on the bottom of the nose-cone radar unit.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for nose-cone

nose cone

the conical forward section of a missile, spacecraft, etc, designed to withstand high temperatures, esp during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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