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underseal

Line breaks: under|seal
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndəsiːl
 
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chiefly British

Definition of underseal in English:

verb

[with object]
Coat (the underpart of a motor vehicle) with waterproof material as protection against rust.
Example sentences
  • The bodies are automatically undersealed and then painted by a combination of manual and machine methods.
  • This method determines pavement deflection when undersealing, in accordance with the specifications.
  • I sealed the seams inside the wheelarch with a bitumen sealant and then undersealed the wheelarches.

noun

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Waterproof coating used as protection against rust.
Example sentences
  • I was travelling slowly in a convoy, sedately chipping away at my underseal, when a white van driver decided he would create a bow wave of rocks and a wake of expletives by overtaking the line of traffic at about 60 mph.
  • Fortunately this example has been well looked after, but after 30 years the underseal has failed.
  • By now any competent restorer should know that bitumen underseal is not the product to use.

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