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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 (2004)

by Wallace D. Hayes, Ronald F. Probstein, Ronald R. Probstein

The afterbody is a wedge or plate at angle of attack ( / = 0), or is a cone (j = 1). This case should be distinguished from the case of a wedge or cone with small blunting, which we should treat in terms of an entropy wake with k = l. To illustrate ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport: Sand-Z (1900)

by Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo

In the first place a certain degree of sharpness and gentleness of taper of the afterbody is essential in order to allow the...

Google previewRudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture Civil, Architecture Naval ... (1860)

After, in ship-building, implies a connection, as belonging to the afterbody, after-timber, etc. Agalma, a sculptural ornament or image. Ager, a Roman acre ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

AFTERBODY. ,IQI'Q' inn) limited by the strength of the engines and other parts. kit rovements in steel manu acture have permitted the use of much igher pressures of air and the construction of air-chambers able to withstand the pressure of ...

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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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