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underbody

[uhn-der-bod-ee] /ˈʌn dərˌbɒd i/
noun, plural underbodies.
1.
the bottom or underneath part, as of a mechanism or animal:
the underbody of a tank.
2.
Nautical. the portion of a hull that is normally underwater.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; under- + body
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British Dictionary definitions for underbody

underbody

/ˈʌndəˌbɒdɪ/
noun (pl) -bodies
1.
the underpart of a body, as of an animal or motor vehicle
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