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Definition of "chassis" []

  • The rectangular, usually steel frame, supported on springs and attached to the axles, that holds the body and motor of an automotive vehicle. (noun)
  • The landing gear of an aircraft, including the wheels, skids, floats, and other structures that support the aircraft on land or water. (noun)
  • The frame on which a gun carriage moves forward and backward. (noun)
  • The framework to which the components of a radio, television, or other electronic equipment are attached. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chassis" in a sentence
  • "But he makes a few incisive edits to the camera's body — tidies it up visually — and mills the chassis from a solid block of titanium."
  • "The truck's ground clearance, the distance between the road and its chassis, is 8.2 inches."
  • "The chassis is manufactured from carbon fibre with aluminum honeycomb with integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety."