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undercarriage

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noun un·der·car·riage \ˈən-dər-ˌka-rij\

Simple Definition of undercarriage

  • : the supporting structures of a car, truck, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of undercarriage

  1. 1 :  a supporting framework or underside (as of an automobile)

  2. 2 :  the landing gear of an airplane

Examples of undercarriage in a sentence

  1. There was a problem with the plane's undercarriage.



Circa 1796

First Known Use of undercarriage

circa 1796


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