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Definition of the noun afterbody

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  1. The afterpart of a vehicle.
  2. [nautical] The part of a vessel abaft midships.
  3. [astronomy] A companion body that trails a satellite or spacecraft.
  4. [astronautics] A section or piece of a launch vehicle, rocket, or spacecraft that enters the atmosphere unprotected behind the nose cone or other body that is protected for entry.

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Google previewHypersonic Inviscid Flow (2012)

by Wallace D. Hayes, Ronald F. Probstein

Here the body has a blunt nose with finite drag, and a thin afterbody of small slope and small drag. The afterbody is a wedge or plate at angle of attack (j = 0), or is a cone (j = 1). This case should be distinguished from the case of a wedge or ...

Google previewThe Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia (2016)

by Silvio A. Beding

demanded careful shaping of the afterbody to ensure adequate rudder effectiveneSS. Evidence from Nautical ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Technical Education

Hull vibration of this type may be excited by synchronization with periodic harmonics of the propeller forces acting either through the shafting, by the propeller force field interacting with the hull afterbody, or both. Hull vibration may also be set ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

afterbody 1. A companion body that trails a satellite or spacecraft. 2. A portion or section of a launch vehicle, rocket, or missile that enters the atmosphere unprotected behind the nose cone or other component ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

AFTERBODY Noun. (Greek, aptoero = further off+Old English, bodig; OHG, boteh = corpse. PL, Afterbodies.) Coleoptera: Body posterior of Pronotum (Tillyard). Alt. After-body. AFTERFORM Noun. (Greek, aptoero = further off ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Space Age (2010)

by Paul Dickson

afterbody. Object that trails behind a satellite or spacecraft. afterburning. Irregular burning offuel left in the firing chamber ofa rocket after ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

afterbody Any ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

The first half is called the afterbody, and the other the fore-body. The after-body is commonly described on the left side of the middle line; and the fore-body on the right side of it: hence the line AD is called the side line of the after body, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology (2005)

by Allan Beaver

au afterbody The back half of a ship or aircraft. AFTN Aeronautical fixed telecommunication network.

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Afterbody Meaning

Video shows what afterbody means. The afterpart of a vehicle.. The part of a vessel abaft midships.. A companion body that trails a satellite or spacecraft.

Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1B3O1D2Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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