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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 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 up by unbalanced harmonic forces from the main machinery, and in some cases by impact excitation from slamming or periodic wave encounter. Dr. J. P. Mlttal (b.1947) passed B.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering &. 172 Naval Architecture and Marine ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Tourism and Travel (2012)

by Allan Beaver

afterbody The back half of a ship or aircraft. AFTM Association Association of Travel Francaises Managers) des Travel Managers (French http:// • Website of this association. AFTN Aeronautical fixed telecommunication ...

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 that is protected for atmospheric entry. 3. The aft section of a vehicle. afterburner A device used for increasing the thrust of a jet engine by burning additional fuel in the uncombined oxygen present in the turbine exhaust gases. afterburning ...

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 + Latin, forma = form . PL, Afterforms.) A secondary or subsequent shape assumed by an organ or organism. See Form 2; Shape 2; Outline Shape. AFTERNOSE Noun. (Greek, aptoero = further off + -osus = full of. PL, Afternoses.) A triangular sclerite below Antenna ...

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 ...

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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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