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NOUN:
A separate streamlined enclosure on an aircraft for sheltering the crew or cargo or housing an engine.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, dinghy, gondola, from Old French nacele, small boat, from Late Latin nvicella, diminutive of Latin nvis, ship; see nu- in Indo-European roots


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