belly pan

noun

Definition of belly pan

: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 SchultzPopular MechanicsSeptember 1973
  • … fashioned a smooth belly pan to cover virtually the entire underside of the car …
  • —Steven Cole SmithCar and DriverDecember 1998
  • The belly pan scrapes against the ground a few times as the fully independent suspension absorbs the terrain.
  • —Dan McCoshPopular ScienceNovember 2001

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First Known Use of belly pan

1941


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