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undercarriage

[uhn-der-kar-ij] /ˈʌn dərˌkær ɪdʒ/
noun
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.
Origin of undercarriage
1785-1795
1785-95; under- + carriage
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British Dictionary definitions for undercarriage

undercarriage

/ˈʌndəˌkærɪdʒ/
noun
1.
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.
the framework that supports the body of a vehicle, carriage, etc
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Word Origin and History for undercarriage
n.

1794, from under + carriage. Meaning "landing gear of an aircraft" is recorded from 1911.

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