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

A chassis (plural: "chassis") (pronounced /ˈʃæsi, ˈtʃæsi/) consists of a framework that supports a man-made object, analogous to an animal's skeleton, for example in a motor vehicle or a firearm.

Examples of use

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. Commercial vehicle manufacturers may have “chassis only”, “cowl and chassis”, as well as "cab and chassis" versions that can be outfitted with specialized bodies. These include motor homes, fire engines, ambulances, box trucks, etc.

  • A armoured fighting vehicle's chassis (hull) comprises the bottom part of the AFV, which 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. Chassis often serve as basis for platforms on tanks, armored personnel carriers, combat engineering vehicles, etc.
  • 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. 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 onto 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 article: computer case for personal machines or rack mount for commercial grade servers.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

CHASSIS (Fr. chassis, a frame, from the Late. Lat. capsum, an enclosed space), properly a window-frame, from which is derived the word "sash"; also the movable traversing frame of a gun, and more particularly that part of a motor vehicle consisting of the wheels, frame and machinery, on which the body or carriage part rests.


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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also chassis, and châssis

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Chassis n. (genitive Chassis, plural Chassis)

  1. chassis

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A chassis (plural chassis) consists of a framework that supports an inanimate (non-living) object. This is much like an animal's skeleton, for example in a car.

Examples of use

In a car, the term chassis means the frame (the metal "skeleton") plus the engine, transmission (gear shift), driveshaft, differential (gears which keep the back wheels moving correctly), and suspension (springs which keep the car above the ground). A body, which is usually not necessary to keep the car together, is built on top of the chassis to complete the car.

  • A tank (war machine)'s chassis (hull) comprises the bottom part of the tank, which includes the tracks, power plant, driver's seat, and crew compartment.
  • In computers, the chassis refers to the rigid framework onto 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 article: computer case for personal machines or rack mount for commercial grade servers.

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