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body shop

n.
A shop or garage where the bodies of automotive vehicles are repaired.
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body shop

n
(Automotive Engineering) a place where the bodywork of motor vehicles is built or repaired
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bod′y shop`


n.
a shop where bodies of automotive vehicles are repaired, manufactured, etc.
[1950–55]
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