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.
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- 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.
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- n. the soft belly or underside of an animal's body
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.
The optional Super Fuel Economy Package offers additional aerodynamic details such as underbody shields and blockers on the lower grille.
"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.
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.
The SUV will use the underbody of the Grand Cherokee but other key components, such as the engine and transmission, will come from Maserati.
Aerodynamically, the Agera features a flat underbody with Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.
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.
Imported cars are checked to make sure there's no soil on the underbody that could harbor pests or diseases.
Road noise and wind noise has been decreased due partly to a lowered front fascia and new underbody shields.
In some cars, he says, testing the underbody can take a year.