Definition of subframe in English:

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subframe

Pronunciation: /ˈsəbfrām/

noun

A supporting frame, especially one into which a window or door is set, or one to which the engine or suspension of a car without a true chassis is attached.
Example sentences
  • It is a one-piece cast-aluminum liftgate whose vertical casting process can be adapted to the production of door frames, firewalls, engine subframes, vehicle pillars, shock towers, and floor frames.
  • The front subframe uses hydroformed components for lightweight strength; the subframe is attached to the body with rubber floating mounts to minimize noise and vibration.
  • Specific features such as the front and rear chassis subframes are also consistent with the 626% general layout, though there are no hand-me-down panels or parts.

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Syllabification: sub·frame

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