Definition of chassis in English:
noun (plural same ˈʃasɪz)
- 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.
- 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.
sash from late 16th century:
A sash is now worn over one shoulder or around the waist, but it was originally wrapped round the head. Between the late 16th and early 18th centuries a sash was a length of fine fabric twisted round the head as a turban, as in some Middle Eastern countries—the word is from Arabic. The sash in sash window is an alteration of chassis, which means ‘frame’ in French, based on Latin capsa ‘box’. Originally both French and English people pronounced the final -s of chassis. English-speakers then took this as a plural form and shortened it to form a new singular which became sash. Chassis was readopted from French in the early 20th century to mean ‘the base frame of a vehicle’. See also scarf
Words that rhyme with chassisbassi, Brassey, brassie, gassy, Haile Selassie, lassie, Malagasy, Manasseh, massé, massy, sassy, Tallahassee
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