underbody

noun
un·​der·​body | \ ˈən-dər-ˌbä-dē How to pronounce underbody (audio) \

Definition of underbody

: the lower part of something: such as
a : the lower part of an animal's body : underparts
b : the lower parts of the body of a vehicle

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Examples of underbody in a Sentence

the underbody of the car was starting to rust
Recent Examples on the Web The bucks will repeatedly strike the tree for noise effect in order to show dominance and intimidate other bucks, and coat the twigs and bark with scent from glands in their face and underbody to mark their territory. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Deer rubbing can be fatal to trees. Here’s how to protect yours as bucks look to mark territory this fall," 11 Oct. 2020 Naturally, front and underbody skid plates adorn the Ranger Tremor, along with recovery hooks at front and back. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "2021 Ford Ranger Adds Off-Road Credentials with Tremor Package," 14 Sep. 2020 Lexus did its homework by installing steel reinforcements diagonally to the underbody and adding plates to effectively form bulkheads. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, "Lexus’ new 2021 LC500 Convertible puts on the pretty," 14 Sep. 2020 This lubricant protects parts from corrosion, and its thin nozzle can be used to reach tight underbody spots and blast away water or corrosive grime. Ben Wojdyla, Popular Mechanics, "How to Prevent and Remove Rust on Your Car Like a Pro," 8 Sep. 2020 With the tire lying flat, slide it under the car so the sidewall is beneath the sturdiest low point of the underbody. Car and Driver, "Stuff Happens: The Automotive Survival Skills You Need to Get Away," 11 July 2020 Any Rust Belt car deserves a close underbody inspection, especially at the base of the strut towers. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "What Used Car to Buy: 1979–93 Ford Mustang 5.0," 6 June 2020 The underside is well illuminated, with LED lighting in the wheel wells and underbody. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, "GMC, in a Winter Tradition, Puts Snow Tracks on a Sierra HD Pickup," 7 Feb. 2020 So while the Bacalar's core underbody structure is the same as that of the Continental GT convertible, and the two cars share an identical wheelbase, Bentley’s design team has been able to make nearly total changes to the exterior appearance. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Bentley Bacalar Is an Ultra-Exclusive Speedster," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of underbody

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of underbody was in 1870

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21 Oct 2020

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“Underbody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underbody. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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