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Chassis   Listen
noun
Chassis  n.  (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" Quotes from Famous Books



... The earlier armoured cars used by the Belgians were built at the great Minerva factory in Antwerp and consisted of a circular turret, high enough so that only the head and shoulders of the man operating the machine-gun were exposed, covered with half-inch steel plates and mounted on an ordinary chassis. After the disastrous affair near Herenthals, in which Prince Henri de Ligne was mortally wounded while engaged in a raid into the German lines for the purpose of blowing up bridges, it was seen that the crew of the auto-mitrailleuses, as the armoured cars were called, was insufficiently ...
— Fighting in Flanders • E. Alexander Powell

... make a stunning thing of it," he remarked, eying the huge chassis critically. "All this—deviltry—whatever it is inside of me—must come out somehow. And that canvas is the place for it." He laughed and sat ...
— The Common Law • Robert W. Chambers



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