Definitions

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  • n. An automobile construction technique in which the body is integrated into a single unit with the chassis rather than having a separate body-on-frame.
  • n. A body of this type.
  • n. A shell that is the principal source of structural strength of an object; also, its design and construction.

Etymologies

From unit + body (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Most cars today are built with so-called unibody engineering in which the body sides and roof play a role in keeping the body rigid.

  • No, the white does not have a crappy screen, but the unibody is a vast improvement.

    GigaOM Network

  • The casing combines two of SilverStone's most notable computer chassis breakthroughs, namely the unibody construction of the Temjin TJ07, introduced in 2005, and the 90-degree-rotated motherboard mount of the RAVEN RV01, released in 2008.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Constructed from a single block of aluminium, known as a unibody, the new

    Top Stories - Google News

  • A cluster of tiny holes in the aluminum "unibody" north of the escape key guides sound to the internal microphone.

    2008 MacBook Review

  • People familiar with the matter said GM is considering adding a pickup truck that is built on the lighter "unibody" underpinnings used in cars instead of the heavy steel frame that trucks have.

    GM Puts Product Development on Hold

  • 1653360-19205205-9654821-4300218-0402360 Ford calls the unibody base upon which the Fusion is erected its "CD3 architecture" and its expanded riff on the

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  • The company also announced a 7 tablet, the Flyer, that feature's an Apple-style 'unibody' Aluminium case.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Here's a very cool mockup of the iPhone 4G with an aluminum "unibody" enclosure from our friend Graham Bower of

    Cult of Mac

  • A mockup of the iPhone 4G with an aluminum "unibody" case.

    Cult of Mac

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