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 bodywork (audio) \ noun

Examples of bodywork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with dozens of bodywork treatments, activities include yoga classes; sound therapy and energy healing with crystals and tuning forks; hypnotherapy; and intuitive painting. Liz Cantrell, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2021 The combustion engine and bodywork, however, will be unique to the marque. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 Aug. 2021 Miller was putting the bodywork on a car with a little wrench and that wrench went right through the paint. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Aug. 2021 The armored Benz has been updated with new protective bodywork and sturdy, multi-layered polycarbonate glass windows that measure nearly 4 inches thick. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2021 Aprilia has also taken a few lessons from its MotoGP program and fitted the same inboard winglets to the side bodywork, which serve more to direct engine heat away from the rider than increase downforce. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 20 Aug. 2021 The reduced bodywork contrasts with the theatrical dihedral aluminum doors that sweep outwards and upwards at the hinge. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 11 June 2021 The bits attached to the bodywork, like the grille, lights, and bumpers, are glamorously redone, but the most significant physical change to the GLS package is the elimination of the third row of seats. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 2 Dec. 2020 Countdown Not for the faint of heart, the Raging Bull’s angular bodywork has been covered with an array of colorful, graffiti-like shapes and lines that seem like an attempt to channel Jean-Michel Basquiat. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 6 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of bodywork

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Sep 2021

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“Bodywork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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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 bodywork (audio) \ noun


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