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 companies continue to brag about trail testing, four-wheel drive that automatically adjusts torque between wheels, drive modes that include deep snow and sand, hill descent control, underbody skid plates, stabilizer bars and springs. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 8 Oct. 2021 The black front grille and hood menaces, underbody skid plates protect against hard hits, and the V8 is a monster. Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2021 All Mach 1s come with additional underbody ducting to cool the brakes, engine- and transmission-cooling upgrades, and a rear-axle cooler borrowed from the GT500. Nelson Ireson, Car and Driver, 6 Apr. 2021 The Clubsport 25's underbody is closed off, and the two large hood vents send air over the roof to the swan-neck rear wing. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 5 Aug. 2021 The underbody uses full-length metal shields to protect the motors and lithium-ion battery, all located within the rails of the Lightning’s frame. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 20 May 2021 The suspension lift raises the truck 1.0-inch, and the package also includes the removal of the front air dam and the addition of skid plates for the front and middle of the underbody. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 14 July 2021 Some motorists are also installing anti-theft cages and covers that rivet into the underbody of a vehicle. Paul A. Eisenstein, NBC News, 22 July 2021 Forward wing strakes, an underslung intake, and aft underbody ventral fins contributed to a dynamically unstable configuration, controlled by the world’s first fly-by-wire production flight control system. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, 11 July 2021

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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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“Underbody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underbody. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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