The point C is the centre of the propeller, or, in the case of a "pusher" aeroplane, the centre of the nacelle.
Nacelle—That part of an aeroplane containing the engine and pilot and passenger, and to which the tail plane is not fixed.
Then his glances fell upon the aviator just on the point of stepping from the nacelle, or cockpit.
The Astra-Torres type are also non-rigid, but of trefoil section with a short nacelle.
The blood from his wound spurted all over the nacelle, obscuring the instruments, and in addition his machine caught fire.
On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nacelle, such as: box, crate, bassinet, bin, bushel, and cradle.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.