Meaning of AFTERBODY in English

/af"teuhr bod'ee, ahf"-/ , n. , pl. afterbodies .

1. Naut. the portion of a ship's hull aft of the middle body.

2. Aeron. the rear part of an aircraft's fuselage.

3. Rocketry. the part of a guided missile behind the nose cone, usually unprotected against reentry heat.


Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .