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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The company is currently designing a new chassis to provide full mechanical functionality, expecting it to ship in June.
▪ It got a new chassis, smoother styling, larger windows and a reworked interior.
▪ Indeed, first impression tells you that the new car's chassis feels a little less sharp and agile than its predecessor's.
▪ At the moment new chassis are only available from the factory.
▪ For the new bike's chassis, Yamaha has opted for the simplest design possible to keep costs down.
▪ It's the Monster S4-complete with new engine and chassis.
▪ Added Security All models of the Renault Clio have all their windows etched to show each vehicle's specific chassis number.
▪ There is no year tracer in this series of chassis numbers but I suspect your vehicle was built in 1963.
▪ And on this car the chassis number has been removed.
▪ As a result, it will be suitable for both longitudinal or transverse settings, and can sit low in a chassis.
▪ Certainly both the chassis and V6 engine have known more competitive days.
▪ Faqir is chin-deep in water, horizontal below the chassis of his aged aid lorry.
▪ Further down the line, Irvine will also manufacture the B10 heavy-duty coach chassis when it is launched commercially in 1994.
▪ I was tugging at the car so hard the chassis was rocking.
▪ Its chassis offers terrific handling balance, great traction matched to positive brakes and accurate steering.
▪ The chassis lurched forward and then back sharply, knocking the four passengers off balance.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chassis \Chas"sis\, n. [F. ch[^a]ssis.] (Mil.)

  1. A traversing base frame, or movable railway, along which the carriage of a barbette or casemate gun moves backward and forward. [See Gun carriage.]

  2. The under part of an automobile or other motor vehicle, consisting of the frame (on which the body is mounted) with the wheels and machinery.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"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. Compare sash (n.2).


n. 1 A base frame, or movable railway, along which the carriage of a mounted gun moves backward and forward. 2 The base frame of a motor vehicle.

  1. n. alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, frame, form, flesh]

  2. a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device

  3. the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor


A chassis ( or ; plural: "chassis" or ) consists of an internal vehicle frame that supports a manmade object in its construction and use. It is analogous to an animal's skeleton. An example of a chassis is the underpart of a motor vehicle, consisting of the frame (on which the body is mounted). If the running gear such as wheels and transmission, and sometimes even the driver's seat, are included, then the assembly is described as a rolling chassis.

Usage examples of "chassis".

The brain of a human fetus also develops from the inside out, and, roughly speaking, runs through the sequence: neural chassis, R-complex, limbic system and neocortex.

This keeps the chassis set and maintains the downforce or tire patch while I aim for the apex area and increases the tire patch for cornering.

Robocop 3 director Fred Dekker and his co-writer, Frank Miller, seemed not to understand anything about the efficacious use of humor in such a gimmicky action flick, but, by gum, they oiled up that rusty chassis and tried to make it run one more time anyway!

This combination of spinal cord, hindbrain and midbrain MacLean calls the neural chassis.

The end of the slow match was still lashed to one of the spokes, and the rest of the long fuse ran back under the chassis, under the heaps of the Nguni corpses to the mound on which Manatasee stood.

The bodies and chassis had been built by Schreiner the stately high cupola in which the open mounting for the Maxim machine gun now glared like an empty eye-socket, the square sloping platform of the engine housing, with its heavy armour plate and the neat rows of rivets and the steel shutters that could be closed to protect the radiator against incoming enemy fire.

The screws on the chassis started to wind down into the hard-packed sand with a strident metallic whine.

The heavy chassis rocked from side to side, and in the rearview mirror Hazen could see two rows of corn whipsawing in his wake.

Hazel brought up her projectile weapon and opened fire, but the bullets rebounded harmlessly from the steel chassis under the flesh covering.

The truck sideswiped a tree stump, and the bumper ripped off from the chassis, the impact slamming his head against the roof.

There are other men below hauling the engine in, as a chassis rolls out to meet it.

A man sends it dropping down onto a chassis rolling out to meet it, as three other workers remove a car body from the oven, its black finish baked to a shine in which they can see their own faces, and they recognize themselves, momentarily, before they drop the body onto the chassis rolling out to meet it.

Sandcat had a low-slung, blunt-lined chassis supported by a pair of flat, retractable tracks.

Its blocky, armored chassis was very unprepossessing, but it was a bit more maneuverable than the Sandcat on the mountain road.

Then they thrust sturdy wooden pallets under the chassis of the car and fixed the heavy hemp lines.