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underframe

[uhn-der-freym] /ˈʌn dərˌfreɪm/
noun
1.
the lower frame on which a vehicular structure rests:
the underframe of a bus.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; under- + frame
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Examples for underframe
  • Between body bolsters a conventional car has an underframe of approximately uniform cross section and uniform strength.

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