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chassis

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

Simple Definition of chassis

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chassis

plural chassis play \-sēz\

  1. :  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


CHASSIS Defined for Kids

chassis

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noun chas·sis \ˈcha-sē, ˈsha-\

Definition of chassis for Students

plural chassis \-sēz\

  1. :  the supporting frame of a structure (as an automobile or television)





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