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definitions - chassis

chassis (n.)

1.the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor

2.a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device

3.alternative names for the body of a human being"Leonardo studied the human body" "he has a strong physique" "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

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Merriam Webster

ChassisChas"sis (?), n. [F. châssis.] (Mil.)
1. A traversing base frame, or movable railway, along which the carriage of a barbette or casemate gun moves backward and forward. [See Gun carriage.]

2. The under part of an automobile or other motor vehicle, consisting of the frame (on which the body is mounted) with the wheels and machinery.

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chassis (n.)

anatomic, anatomical, bodily, carnal

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framework[Hyper.]

mount[Dérivé]

mounting[Hyper.]

chassis (n.)


anatomy[Domaine]

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Chassis

                   
  Motor vehicle chassis with its suspension, exhaust system, and steering box

A chassis (play /ˈʃæsi/ or /ˈæsi/; plural: "chassis") consists of an internal framework that supports a man-made object. It is analogous to an animal's skeleton. An example of a chassis is the underpart of a motor vehicle, consisting of the frame (on which the body is mounted) with the wheels and machinery.

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  1950s Jeep FC cowl and chassis for others to convert into finished vehicles

In the case of vehicles, the term chassis means the frame plus the "running gear" like engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension. A body (sometimes referred to as "coachwork"), which is usually not necessary for integrity of the structure, is built on the chassis to complete the vehicle. For commercial vehicles chassis consists of an assembly of all the essential parts of a truck (without the body) to be ready for operation on the road.[1] The design of a pleasure car chassis will be different than one for commercial vehicles because of the heavier loads and constant work use.[2] Commercial vehicle manufacturers sell “chassis only”, “cowl and chassis”, as well as "chassis cab" versions that can be outfitted with specialized bodies. These include motor homes, fire engines, ambulances, box trucks, etc.

In particular applications, such as school buses, a government agency like National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the U.S. defines the design standards of chassis and body conversions.[3]

An armoured fighting vehicle's hull[4] serves as the chassis and comprises the bottom part of the AFV that includes the tracks, engine, driver's seat, and crew compartment. This describes the lower hull, although common usage of might include the upper hull to mean the AFV without the turret. The hull serves as a basis for platforms on tanks, armoured personnel carriers, combat engineering vehicles, etc.

  Electronics

  PowerMac G4 chassis opened to expose computer components

A chassis in a television, radio, or other electronic device consists of the metal frame on which the circuit boards and other electronics are mounted.[5]

In the absence of a metal frame the chassis refers to the circuit boards and components themselves, not the physical structure.

In computers, the chassis refers to the rigid framework on to which the motherboard, memory, disk drives, and other equipment are mounted. It also supports the shell-like case: the housing that protects all of the vital internal equipment from dust, moisture, and tampering. The term "case modding" refers to the artistic styling of otherwise rather functional and plain computer encasings.

Main articles: computer case for personal machines or rack mount for commercial grade servers.

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