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bodyshell Line breaks: body|shell
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒdɪʃɛl/

Definition of bodyshell in English:


The metal frame of a motor or railway vehicle, to which the metal panels are attached.
Example sentences
  • This new sedan is the first Jaguar production vehicle with an aluminum bodyshell.
  • A stiffer bodyshell is a good starting point for the Porsche chassis gurus to work their suspension magic, although the choice of 19-inch wheels might be a questionable one for Brit buyers.
  • The first ML had a separate chassis frame but the new model uses a bodyshell like that on a conventional car.
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