Definition of chassis in English:

chassis

Line breaks: chas|sis
Pronunciation: /ˈʃasi
 
/

noun (plural same /-sɪz/)

  • 1The base frame of a car, carriage, or other wheeled vehicle.
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    • Indeed, the chassis and the wheel axle were specially designed to withstand such speed.
    • There was no dirt on the brakes or wheels or chassis, anything like that.
    • Wealthy clients will be able to order a car to suit their needs, based on the chassis and mechanicals of an existing model.
  • 1.1The outer structural framework of a piece of audio, radio, or computer equipment.
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    • A method and apparatus is described for mounting a component in a computer chassis.
    • They earth themselves to the computer chassis using a conductive wrist strap.
    • The drive will even be available in different colors to match a user's computer chassis.

Origin

early 20th century: from French châssis 'frame', based on Latin capsa 'box' (see case2).

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