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Auto body


the outer fiberglass, metal, etc. shell of an automobile as opposed to the chassis; also written autobody

The auto body shop did a great job fixing my car after I backed into a big rock.
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Contemporary Examples

Pagan said they soon after saw a luxury car pull up the auto body shop across the street.
‘Mob Wives’ Courtroom Drama Exposes Rat, But Protects Jury Michael Daly March 11, 2014

The girls say the auto body yard, otherwise filled with more than a dozen men of all ages, is a welcoming environment.
Victims No More: Congo’s Badass Women Mechanics Nina Strochlic June 5, 2014


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