sub·​as·​sem·​bly | \ ˌsəb-ə-ˈsem-blē How to pronounce subassembly (audio) \

Definition of subassembly

: an assembled unit designed to be incorporated with other units in a finished product

Examples of subassembly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using a 4-foot level, plumb each post and fasten the braces to the stakes to hold the subassembly in place. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Build a Backyard Oasis With This DIY Pergola," 2 May 2020 Clamp this three-piece subassembly between the four-piece assembly on one side and the rest of the loose benchtop pieces on the other side. Richard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build the Ultimate DIY Workbench," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of subassembly

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Subassembly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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