chassis

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noun chas·sis \ˈcha-sē, ˈsha-sē also ˈcha-səs\

Definition of chassis

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chassis

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  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of chassis

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


First Known Use: circa 1864

Other Automotive Terms


CHASSIS Defined for English Language Learners

chassis

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noun chas·sis \ˈcha-sē, ˈsha-sē also ˈcha-səs\

Definition of chassis for English Language Learners

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


CHASSIS Defined for Kids

chassis

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noun chas·sis \ˈcha-sē, ˈsha-\

Definition of chassis for Students

plural

chassis

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  1. :  the supporting frame of a structure (as an automobile or television)



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