underbody

noun
un·der·body | \ ˈən-dər-ˌbä-dē \

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for underbody

Synonyms

bottom, underbelly, underpart, underside, undersurface

Antonyms

face, top

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Examples of underbody in a Sentence

the underbody of the car was starting to rust

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The law does not set restrictions on accent, well or underbody lights. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Make sure your headlights comply with this new Indiana law, starting July 1," 13 June 2018 Trainer said his leg became pinned between the car’s door and underbody. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, "Officer in fatal shooting of motorcyclist testifies, ‘I feared he was going to run me over’," 13 Apr. 2018 Salt is corrosive to the underbodies of vehicles and also can damage their exhaust systems, mufflers, frames and brake systems. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "Road salt can corrode your vehicle. Here's how to protect it.," 4 Jan. 2018 At Sparkling Image Car Wash, an underbody wash costs $11. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "Road salt can corrode your vehicle. Here's how to protect it.," 4 Jan. 2018 Although neither crossover is made for off-road, both offer almost 8 inches of ground clearance, which is enough to drive on most graded dirt roads without worrying about underbody damage. Dan Frio, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Crossover SUVs compared: Edmunds takes a closer look at Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue," 3 Mar. 2018 Automakers point out that the bulk of the global growth has been in S.U.V. crossovers, which are based on car underbodies (not trucks) and achieve better fuel economy than larger S.U.V.s. Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times, "The World Is Embracing S.U.V.s. That’s Bad News for the Climate.," 3 Mar. 2018 Most commercial car washes offer wash options to clean the underbody of your vehicle. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "Road salt can corrode your vehicle. Here's how to protect it.," 4 Jan. 2018 Those more fuel-economy-focused models come packing active grille shutters and underbody aero panels that combine to produce a drag coefficient of 0.29. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "2014 Chevrolet Impala Test Drive," 19 Mar. 2013

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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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