space frame


Definition of space frame

: a usually open three-dimensional framework of struts and braces (as in buildings and racing cars) which defines a structure and distributes its weight evenly in all directions — compare monocoque, unibody

Examples of space frame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Constructed on a steel-tube space frame, the gull-wing coupe is powered by a midmounted Cadillac V8. New York Times, 19 Aug. 2021 The front and rear suspension plus elements of the all-aluminum space frame chassis came courtesy of the GT. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 June 2021 The Buggy features a space frame chassis, coilover suspension, Brembo brakes with regenerative braking, rear-wheel-drive and, like The Little Car Company’s other vehicles, multiple drive modes to help appeal to drivers of all ages and skill. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 Built on top of a tubular steel space frame chassis, a pop-up tent provides a rooftop sleeping area, while lift panels wrap the entire perimeter of the bed, allowing uncompromised access. Wes Siler, Outdoor Life, 29 Sep. 2020 Like Phantom and Cullinan SUV, the Ghost is built on Rolls’s fit-for-purpose aluminum space frame, incorporating equal-size front and rear door openings and 50/50 weight distribution. Dan Neil, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2020 Under each replica's carbon-fiber body is a space frame engineered in Aston's Q Advanced Operations division. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 20 Feb. 2020 Unlike any version of the TLX sedan, the high-end NSX is built at this factory on an aluminum space frame. Stephen Williams, New York Times, 5 Sep. 2019 Built on the same rock-solid aluminum space frame as the DB11 coupe, the Volante weighs 253 pounds more than the coupe with same engine, due to the elaborate roof mechanism and added structural bracing. Dan Neil, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of space frame

1912, in the meaning defined above

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27 Aug 2021

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“Space frame.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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