Monocoque definitions

mŏn'ə-kōk', -kŏk'
A metal structure, such as an aircraft, in which the skin absorbs all or most of the stresses to which the body is subjected.
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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.
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Designating or of a kind of construction, as of some racing cars, in which the body and chassis are a unit.
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A structure design in which the frame and body are built as a single integrated structure.
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Origin of monocoque

French mono- mono- coque shell (from Old French) (from Latin coccum berry) (from Greek kokkos)