Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See underbelly.
  • n. The under parts of the body of a motor vehicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The underside of a vehicle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In naval architecture, that part of a vessel which is below the load water-line. Also called under-water body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the soft belly or underside of an animal's body

Etymologies

under +‎ body (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When I mentioned that another executive had said the underbody was a well-proven design that didn’t need much testing, he shot me a look of disbelief.

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  • The optional Super Fuel Economy Package offers additional aerodynamic details such as underbody shields and blockers on the lower grille.

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  • "They have fixed routes and downtime in the day," says Bryan Hansel , CEO of Smith Electric Vehicles, a Kansas City, Mo., manufacturer of the electric motors, batteries and underbody of the eTrans bus.

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  • The Touring models will get 4 mpg more (19/28 city/highway mpg), aided by lower rolling-resistance tires, an aero package, and an exclusive underbody treatment.

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  • The SUV will use the underbody of the Grand Cherokee but other key components, such as the engine and transmission, will come from Maserati.

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  • Aerodynamically, the Agera features a flat underbody with Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.

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  • This will put the vehicle in a “true” ride position because the weight of the truck will settle on the tires, causing them to spread closer to underbody components.

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  • Imported cars are checked to make sure there's no soil on the underbody that could harbor pests or diseases.

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  • Road noise and wind noise has been decreased due partly to a lowered front fascia and new underbody shields.

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  • In some cars, he says, testing the underbody can take a year.

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