from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A type of construction for the frame or skeleton of motor-vehicles in which the members that carry the weight and transfer it to the supporting springs, and thus to the axles, are made of steel angle or channel shapes to give greatest strength and stiffness with least weight of material. Sometimes for additional stiffness these angle-or channel-irons are reinforced with tough wood securely bolted to the steel.


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