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1. the enclosed part of an airplane, dirigible, etc., in which the engine is housed or in which cargo or passengers are carried.
2. the car of a balloon.
[1475–85; < French: a small boat < Late Latin nāvicella, for Latin nāvicula, derivative of nāvi(s) ship (see nave1); compare -elle]
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My granddaughter is named Nacelle Jean. Her nickname is Nacie (long a sound). Her father is an airplane pilot.
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