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 While not uncommon to see sparks fly from the undercarriage, Hamilton seemed to almost be bouncing down the front stretch at times. Maury Brown, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2022 Buster Keaton with rust stains on his undercarriage. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 10 Mar. 2022 Greater mileage necessitates greater support for your undercarriage. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 25 June 2015 Salt on the road can cause erosion in the undercarriage. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 2 Feb. 2022 No sensible person would head to a track day without putting the car up on the rack for undercarriage inspection and plugging it in for a diagnostic test. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 That’s the sound of beads caught up in the drivetrain of Toler’s truck, slapping the undercarriage as the wheels turn. al, 28 Feb. 2022 Another, called Helios, is an undercarriage scanner for mechanical faults. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 2 Feb. 2022 Salt on the road can cause erosion in the undercarriage. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of undercarriage

circa 1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Undercarriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undercarriage. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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