un·​der·​car·​riage | \ ˈən-dər-ˌker-ij How to pronounce undercarriage (audio) , -ˌka-rij \

Definition of undercarriage

1 : a supporting framework or underside (as of an automobile)
2 : the landing gear of an airplane

Examples of undercarriage in a Sentence

There was a problem with the plane's undercarriage.
Recent Examples on the Web Juan Ayala, 24, of the 2900 block of Curtis Road in Des Plaines, Ill., was arrested Aug. 19 for theft after he was seen attempting to remove parts from the undercarriage of a vehicle. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Libertyville police: Two arrested for DUI in past week," 15 Sep. 2020 After obtaining a search warrant, police found strands of hair and black fabric on the car’s undercarriage. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah man arrested in parking lot hit-and-run killing," 10 Sep. 2020 Ingenuity is currently tucked away in the rover's undercarriage and is drawing power from Perseverance. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Boots Up Its Mars Chopper in Space," 19 Aug. 2020 KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA offers crawler excavators ranging from 3,000 to 185,000 pounds in classes such as zero tail swing, compact, standard, long reach, high and wide undercarriages, mass excavation, auto recycling and demolition models. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Construction industry veteran set to retire from Katy-based KOBELCO USA," 4 May 2020 Even during the winter, rinse off your car regularly to prevent paint wear, and remember to spray the undercarriage, too. cleveland, "How to make your car last 200,000 miles," 25 Apr. 2020 Turn on the narrow setting to clean your furry pal’s undercarriage with less risk of misting yourself in the face. Popular Science, "Ingenious tools to help you clean your dog," 18 Mar. 2020 The case and trial Investigators found Todd's blood on the van's front bumper and undercarriage. Andrea Perez Balderrama, Detroit Free Press, "West Michigan woman accused of murdering her husband to appear on '48 Hours'," 31 Jan. 2020 His undercarriage was well acquainted with the Swiss winter. Dan Zak, Washington Post, "Will Davos save the world, or put it out of its misery?," 24 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of undercarriage

circa 1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of undercarriage was circa 1796

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23 Sep 2020

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“Undercarriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undercarriage. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of undercarriage

chiefly US : the supporting structures of a car, truck, etc.

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