Definition of chassis in English:


Syllabification: chas·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈCHasē
, ˈSHasē

noun (plural same )

1The base frame of a motor vehicle or other wheeled conveyance.
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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.
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

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