belly pan

noun

Definition of belly pan

  1. :  a sheet of metal that covers and protects all or a portion of the underside of an automobile Replacing the oil filter requires removal of the belly pan on the right side, which is held by three bolts. — Mort Schultz, Popular Mechanics, September 1973 … fashioned a smooth belly pan to cover virtually the entire underside of the car … — Steven Cole Smith, Car and Driver, December 1998 The belly pan scrapes against the ground a few times as the fully independent suspension absorbs the terrain. — Dan McCosh, Popular Science, November 2001

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1941

First Known Use of belly pan

1941


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