noun Etymology: French, from mon- + coque shell, probably from Latin coccum kermes — more at cocoon Date: 1913 1. a type of construction (as of a fuselage) in which the outer skin carries all or a major part of the stresses 2. a type of vehicle construction (as of an automobile) in which the body is integral with the chassis

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  • Monocoque — (pronounced /ˈmɒnɵkɒk/ or /ˈmɒnɵkoʊk/) is a construction technique that supports structural load by using an object s external skin, as opposed to using an internal frame or truss that is then covered with a non load bearing skin or… …   Wikipedia

  • monocoque — [ mɔnɔkɔk ] n. m. et adj. • 1923; de mono et coque 1 ♦ Anciennt Avion à fuselage. Mod. Bateau à une seule coque (opposé à multicoque). Adj. Un bateau monocoque. 2 ♦ Adj. (1955) Autom …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • monocoque — [män′ə käk΄, män′əkōk΄] adj. [Fr < mono ,MONO + coque, a shell < L coccum, scarlet berry < Gr kokkos, a seed] 1. designating or of a kind of construction, as of a rocket, in which the skin or outer shell bears all or most of the stresses …   English World dictionary

  • Monocoque — Ein Monocoque (frz.) ist eine selbsttragende Karosserie, d.h. in einschaliger Bauweise gefertigte tragende Struktur eines Fahrzeugs. Dabei nimmt die weitgehend geschlossene Außenhaut die meisten angreifenden Kräfte auf. Monocoques sind leicht und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Monocoque — Mo|no|coque [… kɔk], das; [s], s [engl. monocoque < frz. monocoque, aus: mono < griech. mónos ↑ (mono , Mono ) u. coque = Muschel, nach der Form]: spezielle Konstruktion bes. in Rennwagen, die das ↑ Chassis (1) u. den ↑ Rahmen (2) ersetzt.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Monocoque — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le terme monocoque peut désigner deux choses : Automobile Une automobile monocoque est un véhicule constitué d un seul tenant, sans qu il n y ait… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • monocoque — /mon euh kohk , kok /, n. 1. a type of boat, aircraft, or rocket construction in which the shell carries most of the stresses. 2. Auto. a type of vehicular construction in which the body is combined with the chassis as a single unit. adj. 3. of,… …   Universalium

  • Monocoque — Mo|no|coque [... kɔk] das; [s], s <aus gleichbed. engl. monocoque (construction)> bestimmte Schalenkonstruktion bes. in Rennwagen, die das ↑Chassis u. den Rahmen ersetzt …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • monocoque — A type of aircraft structure in which the skin takes almost all the loads. A monocoque structure is a thin walled tube or shell that may have rings, bulkheads, or formers installed within and held together by stringers. In some definitions, there …   Aviation dictionary

  • monocoque — noun A structure design in which the frame and body are built as a single integrated structure …   Wiktionary

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