coachwork

noun
coach·​work | \ ˈkōch-ˌwərk How to pronounce coachwork (audio) \

Definition of coachwork

: an automobile body : bodywork

Examples of coachwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Range Rover's coachwork no longer looks particularly futuristic or sleek, its driveline lacks modern Iimited-slip technology, and its luxury features and power assists have been matched by any number of current off-roaders. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1987 Range Rover Makes Luxury and SUV Compatible," 30 June 2020 Jeep reinforced the aft section of the CJ-6 frame for more torsional rigidity and slid the whole business under new coachwork. Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, "From the Archive: 1981 Jeep Scrambler," 17 Apr. 2020 To complete the swap, Mr. Mann restored the Franay cabriolet coachwork to the 145. Jim Motavalli, New York Times, "Their Car Beat Hitler’s Racers, but Who Owns It Now?," 9 Apr. 2020 Period documentation indicates that the Park Ward coachwork over the Bentley’s chassis cost Prince Abd al-Ilah of Hejaz the equivalent of $13,000 in 1958—or $112,000 with 60 years of inflation factored in. Fox News, "1958 Bentley stolen by Saddam Hussein and destroyed in Iraq War restored in USA," 3 Aug. 2018 Period documentation indicates that the Park Ward coachwork over the Bentley’s chassis cost Prince Abd al-Ilah of Hejaz the equivalent of $13,000 in 1958—or $112,000 with 60 years of inflation factored in. Fox News, "1958 Bentley stolen by Saddam Hussein and destroyed in Iraq War restored in USA," 3 Aug. 2018 The model had Pininfarina coachwork and was Ferrari’s most successful early line, which included several racing and road-going variants. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Most Beautiful Ferraris Ever Made Will Pop Up All Over New York This Weekend," 7 Oct. 2017 Others on display included a 1962 250 Ferrari in competition yellow and a 512 LM race car, plus Dinos and plenty of models with Pininfarina coachwork. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "Get Up Close and Personal With the World’s Top Classic Cars," 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of coachwork

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Coachwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coachwork. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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