body·​work | \ ˈbä-dē-ˌwərk How to pronounce bodywork (audio) \

Definition of bodywork

1 : a vehicle body
2 : the act or process of making or repairing vehicle bodies
3 : therapeutic touching or manipulation of the body by using specialized techniques

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bodyworker \ ˈbä-​dē-​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce bodyworker (audio) \ noun

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Distinctive bodywork gave it a much wider track thanks to massively flared side extensions, a characteristic flat nose, and in the case of the 935/78 for the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans, a massive whale tail at the rear. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Porsche debuts new $800,000 racer inspired by the iconic 935 Le Mans car," 28 Sep. 2018 The aerodynamics come from the front splitter, the shape of the bodywork, and a pretty big rear wing. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "How a day driving high-downforce cars at VIR taught me I’m OK being slow," 11 Sep. 2018 Bulging neo-industrial bodywork complements an interior dressed with available satin-plated shift knob, heated front seats and futuristic curves. Casey Williams,, "Toyota sheds boring stigma with 'sexy' sedan, edgy crossover," 9 Aug. 2017 The weight savings sprang from details mined by Williams, literally rounding mass off of parts and adding full carbon-fiber bodywork. Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "Working on this Singer 911 restoration “turns” Williams F1 engineers," 24 Aug. 2018 The series will unveil the new bodywork at the type of track for which it was specifically designed to produce entertaining racing in Saturday evening’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway. Michael Knight, azcentral, "Phoenix track at center of new IndyCar bodywork unveiling," 6 Apr. 2018 The engine, gearbox and drivetrain are original, along with 95 percent of the bodywork. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "You know that red sports car you saw around Redmond? It sold for a record $48 million," 25 Oct. 2018 For those who can’t score an appointment, bodywork expert Ashley Black invented the FasciaBlaster, a home tool with a rabid cult following ($89; Emily Listfield, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Body Sculptors," 1 June 2017 And here, as on the bigger truck, Ford’s designers didn’t even try to integrate the headlamps and taillamps into the bulging bodywork. Jared Gall, Car and Driver, "Ford Ranger Raptor Dissected: Engine, Styling, Chassis, and More!," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bodywork

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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body·​work | \ -ˌwərk How to pronounce bodywork (audio) \

Medical Definition of bodywork

: therapeutic touching or manipulation of the body by using specialized techniques

Other Words from bodywork

bodyworker \ -​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce bodyworker (audio) \ noun

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an act or instance of returning to life

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