Chassis



[chas-ee, -is, shas-ee] /ˈtʃæs i, -ɪs, ˈʃæs i/

noun, plural chassis
[chas-eez, shas-] /ˈtʃæs iz, ˈʃæs-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Automotive. the frame, wheels, and machinery of a motor vehicle, on which the body is supported.
2.
Ordnance. the frame or railway on which a gun carriage moves backward and forward.
3.
the main landing gear of an aircraft; that portion of the landing gear that supports an aircraft.
4.
Radio and Television. a frame for mounting the circuit components of a radio or television set.
5.
a construction forming the sides, top, and bottom of a cabinet, showcase, or the like.
/ˈʃæsɪ/
noun (pl) -sis (-sɪz)
1.
the steel frame, wheels, engine, and mechanical parts of a motor vehicle, to which the body is attached
2.
(electronics) a mounting for the circuit components of an electrical or electronic device, such as a radio or television
3.
the landing gear of an aircraft
4.
(obsolete) a wooden framework for a window, screen, etc
5.
the frame on which a cannon carriage moves backwards and forwards
6.
(slang) the body of a person, esp a woman
n.

“base frame of an automobile,” 1903, American English; earlier “window frame” (1660s), from French châssis “frame,” Old French chassiz (13c.) “frame, framework, setting,” from chasse “case, box, eye socket, snail’s shell, setting (of a jewel),” from Latin capsa “box, case;” see case (n.2) + French -is, collective suffix for a number of parts taken together. Cf. sash (n.2).

noun

The human physique, esp the body of a well-built woman; build (1920s+)

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