Chassis Definition

The frame or undercarriage of a motor vehicle, usually including the axles, suspension, etc. and sometimes the engine, drivetrain, etc.
Webster's New World
The landing gear of an aircraft, including the wheels, skids, floats, and other structures that support the aircraft on land or water.
American Heritage
A frame on which the carriage of a cannon moves back and forth.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
The metal frame on which the parts of an electronic device together with the circuits connecting them are mounted.
Webster's New World

Origin of Chassis

  • French châssis frame from Old French from Vulgar Latin capsīcium from Latin capsa box

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French châssis, from Latin capsa (“case”).

    From Wiktionary

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