rocker panel

noun

: 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 the driver-side test, the steering column partially detached from the instrument panel, and in both tests the A-pillar separated from the rocker panel. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 6 June 2024 However, Land Rover says the base S trim adds a new gloss-black grille, color-matching rocker panels, and silver skid plates. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 14 June 2023 The not-so-obvious advice is to check the drain holes along the bottoms of doors and rocker panels, which allow rainwater to flow out. Ben Wojdyla, Popular Mechanics, 21 Apr. 2023 So far, he’s fixed a dent in the hood, replaced an entire door and replaced part of the rocker panel (the long strip of metal under the doors). Olivia Sanchez, al, 18 Apr. 2023 Material has also been added to the car’s rocker panels to increase chassis rigidity, but despite all these modifications, the Spider is just 40 pounds heavier than the coupe. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2023 An AMG Line package is available across all trim levels that brings a resculpted lower fascia, rocker panel extensions, and a rear diffuser. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 16 May 2022 The rocker panel upsweep remains but the wheel arches have become rounder than before. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 31 May 2022 The car should show damage on the driver’s side, specifically in the headlight area and on the black, plastic rocker panel. Amanda Blanco, courant.com, 19 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rocker panel was in 1921

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“Rocker panel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rocker%20panel. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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