chassis

noun chas·sis \ ˈcha-sē , ˈsha-sē also ˈcha-səs \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of chassis

plural chassis play \-sēz\
: the supporting frame of a structure (such as an automobile or television)
  • Leaf springs are attached to the car's chassis.
; also : the frame and working parts (as of an automobile or electronic device) exclusive of the body or housing

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Origin and Etymology of chassis

French châssis, from Medieval French chaciz, from chasse — see 5chase

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CHASSIS Defined for English Language Learners

chassis

noun

Definition of chassis for English Language Learners

  • : a frame upon which the main parts of an automobile are built


CHASSIS Defined for Kids

chassis

noun chas·sis \ ˈcha-sē , ˈsha- \

Definition of chassis for Students

plural chassis \-sēz\
: the supporting frame of a structure (as an automobile or television)


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