rocker panel

noun

Definition of rocker panel

: the portion of the body paneling of a vehicle that is situated below the doorsills of the passenger compartment

Examples of rocker panel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In just one, 24 kilos of meth was hidden in a rocker panel. Jeff Pegues, CBS News, "Record-long drug tunnel discovered at U.S.-Mexico border," 29 Jan. 2020 Check out all the brightwork, the flush-fitting metal trim around the grille, around the window openings, at the rocker panel and bumper fascias. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2020 Kia Telluride: A Peaceful Ride Even With a Car Full of Kids," 17 Jan. 2020 Even design details that Subaru touts as being new, such as the scalloped black rocker panels meant to evoke the sole of a hiking boot, have roots in the previous generation's design. Annie White, Car and Driver, "2020 Subaru Outback Is the Same but Better," 13 Jan. 2020 The frame of the 2,370-pound Microbus was in excellent condition, but had the typical areas of rust, such as the doglegs ahead of the front wheels and the rocker panel. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1969 Volkswagen Transporter: Functional pickup truck was built on that same platform as the Beetle," 20 July 2019 The exhaust lost a hanger and one of the the rocker panels kissed a rock, but after installing a new Yokohama, the Telluride drives like new. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Kia Telluride Has Some Serious Off-Road Chops," 7 May 2019 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Exterior styling includes heavy creasing on the hood, front and rear fenders, door panels and rear quarters to the taillights, and rocker panels. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Hyundai’s 2018 Kona small crossover starts at $19,500, offers all-wheel drive | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 19 May 2018 Black body cladding, rocker panel cladding, wheel arch cladding, and roof rails along with a gloss-black rear roof spoiler provide a nice contrast to the body color. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Subaru’s redesigned 2018 Crosstrek compact SUV adds space, technology | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 24 Feb. 2018 Chrome trimmed the rocker panels, the top of the door handles, and the side windows. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Genesis G90 is a loaded luxury sedan from Hyundai’s new premium brand | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 10 Feb. 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Rocker panel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rocker%20panel. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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