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  • n. Alternative form of auto body.


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  • To me, they look as scary as Naomi Campbell duplicated, so I don't actually blame the men for concentrating on that acid-coloured autobody, which is like Katie Price on four inflated wheels.

    The big picture: fashion shoot, 1975

  • Nor are American automakers immune from disruption—Ford, GM and Chrysler all depend on Japan for components ranging from high-tech computer chips to certain pigments for autobody paint.

    A Lesson of Import

  • Workers at Ford's plant in Chennai inspected autobody parts on a conveyor belt.

    Cars via Chennai

  • He left his family's autobody business to start his own businesses, travel the world, redesign his body, rediscover his love for his family, and enjoy the best the planet has to offer, including philanthropy and the little things we so often undervalue.

    Tim Ferriss: Cold Remedy: 18 Real-World Lifestyle Design Case Studies (Now, It's Your Turn)

  • At last count I had a ball pien, a cross pien, a panel hammer (autobody), six framing hammers (16-28 oz), a couple of finish hammers, a planishing hammer, 3 or 4 hand sledges, a tack hammer and a 12 # sledge hammer.

    God's Hammer

  • I'm an Assistant Barn Mananger, a Nanny, autobody tech extraordinaire in trainingartist, author, mohawk wearin' badazz mutha.

    Leaders for Energy Independence

  • The Phillips family set up a cot for him in the back of their autobody shop.

    A Remarkable Sign of Humanity in a City

  • This was certainly not foreseen by a young 3M engineer named Richard Drew when he invented the tape in 1930, Drew, who'd come up with the first masking tape after overhearing a burst of frustrated invective in an autobody painting shop, sought to create a product to seal the cellophane that food producers were starting to use to wrap everything from bread to candy.

    Sticky Stuff

  • A rival of Botox, only this stuff fills in wrinkles, sort of like autobody puddy.

    CNN Transcript Mar 2, 2005

  • That charges were never brought raises questions again about what happened to Braintree police reports that say Bishop went to an autobody shop after the shooting, brandishing the shotgun and demanding a car to escape in. Top Stories


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  • n. (N.Am.) the body or outer covering of a car; also auto body. An autobody shop (see quot.) is presumably a panel beater.

    I walked past the knitwear and pencil factories, the General Electric plant, the typesetting warehouses and lumberyards, the dry cleaners and autobody shops.

    —Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces

    July 4, 2008