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Definitions for chassis
ˈtʃæs i, -ɪs, ˈʃæs i; ˈtʃæs iz, ˈʃæs-chas·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, fleshnoun

    alternative names for the body of a human being

    "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

  2. chassisnoun

    a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device

  3. chassisnoun

    the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor


  1. Chassisnoun

    The under part of an automobile or other motor vehicle, consisting of the frame (on which the body is mounted) with the wheels and machinery.


  1. chassisnoun

    A base frame, or movable railway, along which the carriage of a mounted gun moves backward and forward.

  2. chassisnoun

    The base frame of a motor vehicle.

  3. chassisnoun

    A frame or housing containing electrical or mechanical equipment, such as on a computer.

  4. Etymology: From French, from Latin, probably from.


  1. Chassis

    A chassis (US: , UK: ; plural chassis from French châssis [ʃɑsi]) is the load-bearing framework of an artificial object, which structurally supports the object in its construction and function. An example of a chassis is a vehicle frame, the underpart of a motor vehicle, on which the body is mounted; if the running gear such as wheels and transmission, and sometimes even the driver's seat, are included, then the assembly is described as a rolling chassis.


  1. chassis

    A chassis is the structural framework or the base frame on which various parts like the engine, wheels, axle assemblies, transmission, brakes, etc. of a vehicle or any other machinery are mounted and assembled. It is often viewed as the most essential structural part that gives a vehicle or machinery its shape and strength.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chassisnoun

    a traversing base frame, or movable railway, along which the carriage of a barbette or casemate gun moves backward and forward. [See Gun carriage.]

  2. Etymology: [F. chssis.]


  1. Chassis

    A chassis consists of an internal framework that supports a man-made object in its construction and use. It is analogous to an animal's skeleton. An example of a chassis is the underpart of a motor vehicle, consisting of the frame with the wheels and machinery.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chassis

    A traversing frame or movable railway, along which the carriage of a heavy gun in barbette, or casemate, moves backward and forward in action. See Ordnance, Carriages for, Sea-coast Carriages.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chassis in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chassis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of chassis in a Sentence

  1. Charles Love:

    I talk often about the need to get away from politics – keep civics and politics different, the engine in the machine is different from whether it has a fancy looking chassis. We’re all arguing over what the outside of the car should look like, and not the functions of the car.

  2. Chairman Alexander Wurz:

    Obviously structural changes are required to the chassis but, with almost a one-year lead time, I don't see any technical person speaking against such substantial safety improvements, especially given the last big accidents in open-wheel racing involved head injuries.

  3. Amal Clooney:

    I ’m not Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images, so I have to be skeptical about an afterlife. But as you get older, you start to think, ‘ Well, wait a minute. It’s very hard for me to say, once you’re finished with this chassis that we’re in, you’re just done.

  4. Martin Kapp:

    I went to a classic car event in Italy and there were three identical Alfa Giulia TZ's with the same chassis number, with this new one I know exactly who made it and when.

  5. Romain Grosjean:

    It's a disaster, i don't know what we are going to do. We tried to put tape on the side of the chassis but once you've taped one, where does the next one go ? I remove four to five in a race.

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