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tail cone

noun, Rocketry.
1.
a cone-shaped component at the rear of a jet engine, rocket, or missile, usually serving as an exhaust pipe.
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  • Removing the tail cone revealed, not only a bird, but a half bushel of nesting material was found below the stabilizer.
  • The belly of the airplane illustrated aft oil streaking from the wings aft to the navigation light on the bottom of the tail cone.
  • The all metal semi-monocoque fuselage consists of three sections: nose section, cabin section, and tail cone section.
  • Left and right sides, in the tail cone area, at interface between lower and side panels.

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