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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- An aircraft structure in which the stressed outer skin (as of metal or plywood) carries all or a major portion of the torsional and bending stresses.

Usage examples (34)
  • "We can build a lighter frame if we stress the plywood in monocoque construction."
  • To put things into perspective, OObject's list illustrates 15 different structures described as monocoque-from aircraft to soda ...
  • CommieCanuk monocoque which is French for "single chicken"
  • All this talk of cockpits, I'm surprised you didn't go straight for "monocoque" to describe the tape wrapped stem. for more
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