underbody


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un·der·bod·y

 (ŭn′dər-bŏd′ē)
n. pl. un·der·bod·ies
2. The under parts of the body of a motor vehicle.

underbody

(ˈʌndəˌbɒdɪ)
n, pl -bodies
the underpart of a body, as of an animal or motor vehicle

un•der•bod•y

(ˈʌn dərˌbɒd i)

n., pl. -bod•ies.
the bottom or underneath part, as of a mechanism or animal.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underbody - the soft belly or underside of an animal's bodyunderbody - the soft belly or underside of an animal's body
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
Translations

underbody

[ˈʌndəbɒdɪ] N (Aut) → bajos mpl (del chasis)
References in classic literature ?
Captain Hodgson opens the great colloid underbody porthole through which I watch over-lighted London slide eastward as the gale gets hold of us.
Her underbody colloid is open land her transporter-slings hang down like tentacles.
Up fly the liner's hissing slings; her underbody crashes home and she hurtles away again.
Captain Hodgson opens the underbody colloid, swings the heavy pithing-iron out of its rack which in liners is generally cased as a smoking-room settee, and at two hundred feet releases the catch.
IF YOU HAVE lived in cities and have walked in the park on a summer afternoon, you have perhaps seen, blinking in a corner of his iron cage, a huge, grotesque kind of monkey, a creature with ugly, sag- ging, hairless skin below his eyes and a bright pur- ple underbody.
In a press release on Sunday, the ministry stated the car was recalled because the mounting console for the underbody panelling does not correspond to the current series production configuration.
the underbody wash system is to be installed in tandem with the automatic bus wash and by the same supplier.
The model features AEV front and rear off-road bumpers, complete underbody skid protection, an expedition bed rack, high clearance wheel arch flares, a snorkel and 35-inch BF Goodrich KM2 Mud-Terrain tyres.
Now, however, Skoda have given their Kodiaq SUV extra mud appeal by giving it a Scout badge and new off-road bumpers, rear diffuser and bespoke alloy wheels, as well as more significant extras that include underbody protection and an engine sump guard.
Barnard conducted experiments on a ducted Ahmed body, with adjustable flow exits in either the base or underbody [12].
Nearly all other underbody warming technologies are stiff, increasing the chance of patient bed sores via vascular occlusion and heat-accelerated tissue necrosis.
The underbody of a truck is responsible for an appreciable portion of the vehicle's aerodynamic drag, and thus its fuel consumption.