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

  • n. A supporting framework or structure, as for the body of a motor vehicle.
  • n. The landing gear of an aircraft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The the supporting structural framework of a vehicle.
  • n. the landing gear of an aircraft
  • n. the male genitalia

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

  • n. framework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicle


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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