tail cone

noun Rocketry.
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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