noun chas·sis \ˈcha-sē, ˈsha-sē also ˈcha-səs\

: a frame upon which the main parts of an automobile are built

plural chas·sis \-sēz\

Full Definition of CHASSIS

:  the supporting frame of a structure (as an automobile or television); also :  the frame and working parts (as of an automobile or electronic device) exclusive of the body or housing

Origin of CHASSIS

French châssis, from Middle French chaciz, from chasse
First Known Use: circa 1864

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission


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