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Meaning of monocoque

mon•o•coque

Pronunciation: (mon'u-kōk", -kok"), [key]
— n.
  1. a type of boat, aircraft, or rocket construction in which the shell carries most of the stresses.
  2. a type of vehicular construction in which the body is combined with the chassis as a single unit.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or being a monocoque.
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