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  • noun Plural form of underbody.


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  • But the revampings fall short of a total redesign, so the vehicles use the same underbodies, which determine their basic dimensions and silhouettes.

    Chrysler Tries Makeover on Ugly Duckling Jeff Bennett 2010

  • Chrysler, meanwhile, is in some ways ahead of Ford and GM in reducing costs and complexity by sharing underbodies and parts between different vehicles and brands, and by building vehicles in flexible factories that can build different models in response to demand.

    Detroit, Downsizing 2006

  • Pret-Klob had no intention of losing them, or of damaging so much as a sensing hair on their underbodies.

    Lost And Found Foster, Alan Dean 2004

  • Old times, they'd make underbodies with whalebone in it.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves South Carolina Narratives, Part 2 Work Projects Administration

  • I believe, I have secured four underskirts; three chemises, as many pairs of stockings, two underbodies, the prayer book father gave me, "Tennyson" that Harry gave me when I was fourteen, two unmade muslins, a white mull,

    A Confederate girl's diary, 1913

  • Gradually the invaders thickened and spread over the field; their underbodies took on a grayish tint; and the blue openings narrowed.

    Two on the Trail A Story of the Far Northwest Hulbert Footner 1911

  • The bags lay packed close as herrings in the long grey underbodies which our

    Actions and Reactions Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Moreover, BMW has developed a modular design that will allow the basic mechanical underbodies of both vehicles to be mated to a variety of bodies or "top hats" as they are called in the business.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed JEREMY CATO 2011

  • GM, Chrysler Group LLC and Ford Motor Co. have spent billions to upgrade assembly plants to make them more flexible and capable of producing multiple body styles off one or two platforms, or basic vehicle underbodies.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed GREG KEENAN 2011

  • While he sifts through those proposals, Mr. Walker and Magna are also engaged in a profound transformation in the auto industry as car makers go global and slash the number of platforms or vehicle underbodies.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed GREG KEENAN 2011


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