undercarriage

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un·der·car·riage

 (ŭn′dər-kăr′ĭj)
n.
1. A supporting framework or structure, as for the body of a motor vehicle.
2. The landing gear of an aircraft.

undercarriage

(ˈʌndəˌkærɪdʒ)
n
1. (Aeronautics) Also called: landing gear the assembly of wheels, shock absorbers, struts, etc, that supports an aircraft on the ground and enables it to take off and land
2. (Automotive Engineering) the framework that supports the body of a vehicle, carriage, etc

un•der•car•riage

(ˈʌn dərˌkær ɪdʒ)

n.
1. the supporting framework underneath a vehicle, as an automobile or trailer; the structure to which the wheels, tracks, or the like are attached or fitted.
2. the portions of an aircraft that are below the body.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.undercarriage - framework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicleundercarriage - framework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicle
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
landing gear - an undercarriage that supports the weight of the plane when it is on the ground
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
Translations
عَجلات هُبوط الطّائِرَه
podvozek
landingsstel
futómû
lendingarbúnaîur
šasija
iniş takımı

undercarriage

[ˈʌndəˌkærɪdʒ] N (Aer) → tren m de aterrizaje

undercarriage

[ˈʌndərkærɪdʒ] n (British) (AVIATION)train m d'atterrissage

undercarriage

[ˈʌndəˌkærɪdʒ] n (Brit) (Aer) → carrello (d'atterraggio)

undercarriage

(ˈandəkӕridʒ) noun
the landing-gear of an aircraft. The pilot had some difficulty in lowering the undercarriage.
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