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Meaning of OGIVE

Pronunciation:  'owjIv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere
 

OGIVE is a 5 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: nose cone
 
 See Also: front, heat shield

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O"give\, n. [F. ogive, OF. augive a pointed arch, LL.
augiva a double arch of two at right angles.] (Arch.)
The arch or rib which crosses a Gothic vault diagonally.

 

 

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