A chassis is the frame of a car. If you warp the chassis of your mom’s car when you make a Dukes of Hazzard jump, she's going to be mad. Pronounce chassis CHASS-ee (singular) and CHASS-eez (plural).

Chassis comes from the Latin capsa, meaning box. In the 1600s, chassis referred to window frames, and starting with early automobile production, acquired its dominant meaning, i.e., the box that is the frame for the car. It also means other kinds of frame/boxes too — if you have a radio or a stereo, the outside box is called a chassis.

Definitions of chassis

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

Type of:
frame, skeletal frame, skeleton, underframe
the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

n a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device

radio chassis
a chassis for a radio receiver
Type of:
framework used for support or display

n alternative names for the body of a human being

anatomy, bod, build, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma
show 8 types...
hide 8 types...
a human body (usually including the clothing)
juvenile body
the body of a young person
adult body
the body of an adult human being
male body
the body of a male human being
female body
the body of a female human being
child's body
the body of a human child
adult female body, woman's body
the body of an adult woman
adult male body, man's body
the body of an adult man
Type of:
body, organic structure, physical structure
the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.