monocoque

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1914: from the French monocoque.

Noun[edit]

monocoque (plural monocoques)

  1. A structure design in which the frame and body are built as a single integrated structure.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1911: formed as mono- (one) +‎ coque (shell, hull).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

monocoque m (plural monocoques)

  1. monocoque
    • 1911: La Vie Aérienne, issues 1–21, page 6 (Émile Mousset, Directeur)
      Très original et d’une robustesse extraordinaire, le chassis d’atterrissage du monocoque se compose de deux espèces de cadres placés un de chaque côté du fuselage.
      Very original and extraordinarily robust, the landing chassis of the monocoque is made up of two frames, one on each side of the fuselage.
  2. monohull