chassis

[ chas-ee, -is, shas-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF chassis

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Jason carefully set the parts out on the chassis before he spoke.

Hugh gripped the side of the chassis as the secret was mentioned.

So long as the car body would stand on the chassis it was not repaired.

It was a large wagon with a sort of house built on the chassis.

You have slept at the wheel and in the chassis, after hours of work.

But the majority of what they did not dare trust to the gas-bag they carried in the chassis.

We started out like regular racers, just the chassis, savey?

On these wooden rails was the chassis of a Ford car, and we rode in state.

His demeanor had completely changed since he had climbed into the chassis.

A chassis, suitable for a 71⁄2 horse-power quick-speed, two-cylinder motor, is shown in Fig. 227.

WORD ORIGIN

"base frame of an automobile," 1903, American English; earlier "window frame" (1660s), from French châssis "frame," Old French chassiz (13c.) "frame, framework, setting," from chasse "case, box, eye socket, snail's shell, setting (of a jewel)," from Latin capsa "box, case;" see case (n.2) + French -is, collective suffix for a number of parts taken together. Cf. sash (n.2).

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bodies

nounbulk; central portion
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