A car chassis.
The metal frame that a car is built around is an example of the chassis.
- a frame on which the carriage of a cannon moves back and forth
- the frame or undercarriage of a motor vehicle, usually including the axles, suspension, etc. and sometimes the engine, drivetrain, etc.
- landing gear
- the metal frame on which the parts of an electronic device together with the circuits connecting them are mounted
- the assembled frame and parts
- Slang the body or figure, esp. of a woman
Origin of chassisFrench châssis: see chase
- The rectangular, usually steel frame, supported on springs and attached to the axles, that holds the body and motor of an automotive vehicle.
- The landing gear of an aircraft, including the wheels, skids, floats, and other structures that support the aircraft on land or water.
- The frame on which a gun carriage moves forward and backward.
- The framework to which the components of a radio, television, or other electronic devices are attached.
Origin of chassisFrench châssis frame from Old French from Vulgar Latin capsīcium from Latin capsa box
- A base frame, or movable railway, along which the carriage of a mounted gun moves backward and forward.
- The base frame of a motor vehicle.
- A frame or housing containing electrical or mechanical equipment, such as on a computer.
chassis - Computer Definition
Pronounced "chah-see," it is a physical structure that holds everything or that everything is attached to. A computer's cabinet is often called the chassis.