Meaning of afterbody


Pronunciation: (af'tur-bod"ē, äf'-), [key]
— pl. -bod•ies.
  1. the portion of a ship's hull aft of the middle body.
  2. the rear part of an aircraft's fuselage.
  3. the part of a guided missile behind the nose cone, usually unprotected against reentry heat.
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