rocker panel


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 19 Sep. 2021 It can be seen on the wheels, rocker panel, roof racks, front grille and bezels around the headlamps. Laura Burstein, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2021 In just one, 24 kilos of meth was hidden in a rocker panel. Jeff Pegues, CBS News, 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, 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, 13 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rocker panel was in 1921

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“Rocker panel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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