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[bod-ee-wurk] /ˈbɒd iˌwɜrk/
the work involved in making or repairing automobile or other vehicle bodies.
the body of an automobile or other vehicle, especially with regard to the details or the quality of its construction.
Origin of bodywork
1905-10; body + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bodywork
  • The larger bodywork required bigger wheels and tires to proportionately fit the new profile of the car.
  • The spa offers bodywork and salon services and four restaurants serve locally sourced food.
  • Later models did without an excess of tacky, add-on bodywork, but early cars wore enough of the stuff to armor a small tank.
  • Well, it did have bodywork on one side where the suicide door got ripped back.
  • The bodywork is intended to suggest off-road performance.
  • The rest has been reworked and restyled with composite bodywork.
  • Look for slicker bodywork and graphics, stouter wheels and improved suspension.
  • It replaces stamped steel with a composite monocoque bonded to a tubular steel frame and plastic bodywork.
British Dictionary definitions for bodywork


the external shell of a motor vehicle
any form of therapy in which parts of the body are manipulated, such as massage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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