[ mon-uh-kohk, -kok ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌkoʊk, -ˌkɒk /
a type of boat, aircraft, or rocket construction in which the shell carries most of the stresses.
Automotive. a type of vehicular construction in which the body is combined with the chassis as a single unit.
of, relating to, or being a monocoque.
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Origin of monocoque
1910–15; < French, equivalent to mono- mono- + coque shell, eggshell (of uncertain origin)
Words nearby monocoque
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Example sentences from the Web for monocoque
The monocoque has coque body, the others ordinary rectangular section.Jane's All the World's Aircraft|Various
British Dictionary definitions for monocoque
/ (ˈmɒnəˌkɒk) /
a type of aircraft fuselage, car body, etc, in which all or most of the loads are taken by the skin
a type of racing-car, racing-cycle, or powerboat design with no separate chassis and body
of or relating to the design characteristic of a monocoque
Word Origin for monocoque
C20: from French, from mono- + coque shell
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