chassis frame

chassis frame
A frame (found on large trucks) which is made up of two long side members which are joined by several crossmembers. The suspension and axles are attached to this frame.

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  • chassis — (n.) base frame of an automobile, 1903, American English; earlier window frame (1660s), from Fr. chássis frame, O.Fr. chassiz (13c.) frame, framework, setting, from chasse case, box, eye socket, snail s shell, setting (of a jewel), from L. capsa… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chassis — /chas ee, is, shas ee/, n., pl. chassis /chas eez, shas /. 1. Auto. the frame, wheels, and machinery of a motor vehicle, on which the body is supported. 2. Ordn. the frame or railway on which a gun carriage moves backward and forward. 3. the main …   Universalium

  • chassis — /ˈʃæzi / (say shazee) noun (plural chassis /ˈʃæziz / (say shazeez)) 1. the frame, wheels, and machinery of a motor vehicle, on which the body is supported. 2. Gunnery the frame or rails on which a gun carriage moves backwards and forwards. 3. the …  

  • frame — [1] A bridge like structural load carrying members of a vehicle that support the engine and body and are in turn supported by the wheels of the vehicle. [2] Transverse members that make up the riblike skeleton of a ship. Also see A frame ash… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • chassis — chas•sis [[t]ˈtʃæs i, ɪs, ˈʃæs i[/t]] n. pl. chas•sis [[t]ˈtʃæs iz, ˈʃæs [/t]] 1) aum the frame, wheels, and machinery of a motor vehicle, on which the body is supported 2) mil the framework on which a gun carriage moves backward and forward 3)… …   From formal English to slang

  • chassis — [ ʃasi] noun (plural same sɪz) 1》 the base frame of a motor vehicle, carriage, or other wheeled conveyance. 2》 the outer structural framework of a piece of audio, radio, or computer equipment. Origin early 20th cent.: from Fr. châssis frame ,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • chassis — [chas′ē, shas′ē] n. pl. chassis [chas′ēz, shas′ēz΄] [Fr châssis: see CHASE2] 1. a frame on which the carriage of a cannon moves back and forth 2. the part of a motor vehicle that includes the engine, the frame, suspension system, wheels, steering …   English World dictionary

  • frame — [frām] vt. framed, framing [ME framen < frame, a structure, frame, prob. < ON frami, profit, benefit, akin to frama, to further < fram, forward (akin to OE fram, FROM); some senses < OE framian, to be helpful: see FURNISH] 1. to shape …   English World dictionary

  • frame — vt framed, fram·ing 1: to formulate the contents of and draw up (as a document) in the two hundred years since our Constitution was framed W. J. Brennan, Jr. 2: to contrive the evidence against (as an innocent person) so that a verdict of guilty… …   Law dictionary

  • Chassis — Chas sis, n. [F. ch[^a]ssis.] (Mil.) 1. A traversing base frame, or movable railway, along which the carriage of a barbette or casemate gun moves backward and forward. [See {Gun carriage}.] [1913 Webster] 2. The under part of an automobile or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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