bodywork

noun
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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Other Words from bodywork

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

Examples of bodywork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mike became accomplished in bodywork and began competing as well. David Howard, Popular Mechanics, ""Mad Mike" Hughes Rejected Science and Chased Fame. It Killed Him.," 30 Aug. 2020 The new bodywork employs both aluminum (for the rear deck) and carbon fiber (doors and front fenders). Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 Bentley Mulliner Bacalar Concept Brings Open-Top Exclusivity," 7 Aug. 2020 There's a lot to like underneath the Lexus RC F's rather, er, distinctive bodywork. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Lexus RC F Still Needs to Lose Weight," 26 June 2020 As fans of the show know, customizing everything from bodywork to final paint and finish takes time. Kathy Passero, al, "‘Counting Cars’ revs up for a new season | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 3 June 2020 Bentley officially unveiled the Bacalar last month, a roadster based on the Continental GT convertible but with bespoke bodywork and a nearly limitless level of color and trim customization from the company's Mulliner division. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Bentley Dresses Up Bacalar in Wild Color and Design Treatments," 3 Apr. 2020 With that eye-catching orange glinting off heavily creased bodywork, our NX300h was easy to spot among the horde of otherwise ordinary crossovers and SUVs that saturate parking lots. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "The Popular Lexus NX300h Makes Hybrid Crossovers Look Cool," 20 Feb. 2020 The bodywork doesn't have large vertical slashes or vents that could swallow an errant pedestrian's arm. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This Nissan concept is next year’s electric alternative to the Rogue SUV," 9 Jan. 2020 In its full downforce-producing configuration, the SF90's bodywork generates a whopping 860 pounds of downforce at 155 mph. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "The 986-HP Ferrari SF90 Stradale Plug-In Hybrid Yanks Maranello Back Into Hypercar Race," 29 May 2019

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First Known Use of bodywork

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bodywork was in 1837

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15 Sep 2020

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“Bodywork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bodywork. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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bodywork

noun
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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