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.

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The driver ended up running over Kesner, striking her with the vehicle’s tires and undercarriage, deputies said. Larry Barszewski, sun-sentinel.com, "Driver hits woman, then another runs her over. Both flee before cops get there.," 15 Aug. 2019 Another man found hiding in the undercarriage was taken to a hospital with injuries. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "'His Body Was an Ice Block:' Stowaway Falls from Kenya Airways Plane, Plummets Into London Garden," 2 July 2019 Police said the man was in the undercarriage of an inbound Kenya Airways flight to Heathrow Airport. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Stowaway dies after falling from Kenya Airways plane, plunging into London garden," 1 July 2019 The body was traced to the undercarriage of KQ flight 100 that departed from JKIA. Washington Post, "Stowaway falls from Kenya Airways flight, is found dead in London backyard," 1 July 2019 The Chevy exits at Hillcrest Drive and stops on the off ramp, where the motorcycle is apparently removed from the undercarriage. Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "SUV linked to homicide dragged victim’s motorcycle for a half-mile," 20 June 2019 No one was injured in the second vehicle, a Honda Accord, though police said it was disabled by a bullet that struck the undercarriage and damaged a fuse box. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Pennsylvania Avenue reopens after partial closure following shooting near DOJ, FBI buildings," 6 June 2019 Buy Photo The Amish dairymen came by buggy and shuttle bus and filed into the barn with cups of chocolate milk and whoopie pies, each man squatting down to eyeball every cow’s undercarriage. Jason Nark, Philly.com, "As milk prices keep falling, more Pa. dairy farmers are calling it quits," 17 Apr. 2018 Catalytic converters sit in the undercarriage of a car between the engine and the tailpipe, capturing toxic gases and particles. David Hodari, WSJ, "Thieves Mine Catalytic Converters for Metal More Valuable Than Gold," 10 Feb. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of undercarriage

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

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