Definition of nose cap in US English:

nose cap


  • 1A protective metal cap on the nose of a gunstock. Now historical.

  • 2The covering of, or a structure forming, the extreme forward end of an aircraft fuselage.

  • 3The nose cone of a shell, bomb, missile, or rocket, frequently containing an impact explosive or a device for setting the time fuse.

  • 4A covering worn to protect the nose from the sun. rare.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Queen's Regulations & Orders Army. From nose + cap.


nose cap

/ˈnəʊz kap/