chassis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chassis the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor
    • n chassis a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device
    • n chassis alternative names for the body of a human being "Leonardo studied the human body","he has a strong physique","the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chassis A traversing base frame, or movable railway, along which the carriage of a barbette or casemate gun moves backward and forward. [See Gun carriage
    • Chassis The under part of an automobile or other motor vehicle, consisting of the frame (on which the body is mounted) with the wheels and machinery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chassis A kind of traversing frame or movable railway, on which the carriages of guns move backward and forward in action.
    • n chassis In fortification, the foundation-frame or bed-plate upon which a gun-carriage is supported or adjusted.
    • n chassis The frame of a motor-car or motor-vehicle, exclusive of the seats or body. It includes the structural elements, the motor and its generator of power, the tanks, transmission-gear, wheels, axles, and springs.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. châssis,

Usage

In literature:

The single-skid landing chassis with buffers is the outstanding difference.
"British Airships, Past, Present, and Future" by George Whale
A daintier little body was never fitted upon a chassis.
"The Man Who Drove the Car" by Max Pemberton
I should imagine that you understood building chassis better than this racing driver.
"The Flying Mercury" by Eleanor M. Ingram
While the lasers were coring out the hole, six cargo cranes on their 400-ton carrier chassis had been moved into position.
"The Thirst Quenchers" by Rick Raphael
Crooked garage operators made to oil and grease the chassis of every car owner hoodwinked since the automobile began.
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown
When he had wired the contact originally, the chassis had been sitting in the open on his workbench.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
On these wooden rails was the chassis of a Ford car, and we rode in state.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
In an incredibly short time, little but a bare chassis remained, and that too was being attacked by the salvagers.
"World of the Drone" by Robert Abernathy
Presently he was rewarded by the flutter of a handkerchief from the chassis of the 'plane.
"The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship" by Margaret Burnham
Well, we all sat down on a old motor chassis or what was left of it, and burned them smokes like insense, not speaking a word!
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
The caravan had a Ford chassis with electric starter and head lights.
"Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan" by Frances Halton Eva Hasell
Evolutionary algorithm used to produce a minimum-materials/maximum-strength chassis.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
New designs in wing construction, landing chassis, etc.
"Jane's All the World's Aircraft" by Various
Switching off the ignition he slid from the chassis and surveyed the scene of desolation.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
The observer leant over the chassis and critically surveyed the two figures in German uniforms.
"The Fight for Constantinople" by Percy F. Westerman
Details came to him: all around were cars and fragments of cars, chassis and bodies in all stages of dismemberment.
"The Mardi Gras Mystery" by H. Bedford-Jones
A motor-chassis pulls alongside the Panhandle freight house.
"Our Railroads To-Morrow" by Edward Hungerford
To-day the airplane fuselage is carefully streamlined, but the landing chassis beneath it creates a good deal of resistance to motion.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
So long as the car body would stand on the chassis it was not repaired.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
I called Drake, mounted upon the ugly chassis again, and together we sped post-haste back to London.
"The Red Room" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

History repeats itself - radishes too
And once off the coast of Mombassy
I fell in the sea and a whale swallowed me
And I spent three whole days in its chassis.
"The Sailor" by Billy Bennett
I hid behind the chassis on the bank,
The wreck of someone's Ford:
I was afraid to come and wake you drunk:
You told me once the waking up was hard,
The daylight beating at you like a board.
Blood in my stomach sank.
"A Note Left In Jimmy Leonard's Shack" by James Wright

In news:

Stopped taking orders on Feb 7 for its 2007 model year E-350 and E-450 chassis with 6.0-liter diesel engines.
The main chassis story is that you can opt for Active Steering, a trickle-down technology from the 5 Series and 645Ci.
Juniper Targets Cisco With Multi- Chassis Core Router.
After all, we're talking Toyota reliability, sophisticated chassis technology, and a powerful L6 overhead-cam engine.
Fault convertibles for some added chassis flex all you want.
Besides, it's only when the suspension is in 'Sport' mode and either you or the road are rough do you notice any meaningful chassis twitch.
Designed to provide targeted ventilation to prevent localized hot-spots from building up in racks and cabinets, the Zbreeze rack-mounted cooling fan from Parasound includes three fans in a 1/2 rack-width chassis.
The device also provides ASI to IP multiplexing and scrambling from a single 1-RU chassis, optimizing bandwidth use for ETEX Telephone Cooperative 's new service.
Developed by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Parker Hannifin Corporation , the package cars can achieve up to 35% improved fuel economy and up to 30% carbon dioxide emissions reduction More.
Gill estimated the Corvette 's chassis still retains about 80 percent of its original paint and finishes.
The Da Vinci 's two-piece chassis isolates the power, with an upper module taking on AC-to-DC conversions, control functions, the display and the clocks.
The best thing about our motorhome: I say the chassis.
Sportsman cars employ the same basic chassis and running gear as full modifieds, but utilize restricted sealed engines.
The 75-W QCM chassis mount dc/dc converter is available with a DIN mount adapter for industrial process control applications.
Sonnet announces Echo Express II Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis.
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In science:

Fig. 13. Photo of powered and fully connected SRS ADC adapter card (left) and FEC card (right) in a 6U chassis.
Detection and Imaging of High-Z Materials with a Muon Tomography Station Using GEM Detectors
Two network products are available, a standalone 16-way network and a scalable switch chassis providing up to 128 ports.
Cluster Computing White Paper
The injector test stand control system uses EPICS , which is used for the control system of the APS. One input/output controller (IOC) is used to control the ITS. This is a Motorola MVME162 CPU mounted in a 6U VME chassis.
The Advanced Photon Source Injector Test Stand Control System
The chassis is physically located in a room adjacent to the test stand. The IOC is connected to the APS control local area network (LAN) via a dual redundant Ethernet link. Mounted in a 19-inch rack with the IOC is other ITS control hardware.
The Advanced Photon Source Injector Test Stand Control System
The other side of the PZT is not grounded, connected to the laser chassis, or the shield of the SMA connector.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Shortly after the array was mounted we discovered that many of the TESs suffer from the ILD pinholes and are shorted to the ground plane and the chassis.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
IP (Industry Pack) #IP330A – 16 channel (ea.) A/D modules by ACROMAG • 6 – IP modules #8601 – 4 channels (ea.) DC stepper motor con troller by Hy tec Electronics. • 3 – 8 channel (ea.) Mo tor driver chassis by ACS (advanced Con trol Systems)- STEP/PAK . • 3 – VME based IP Carr ier boards.
RF Test Results from Cryomodule 1 at the Fermilab SRF Beam Test Facility
For example, the procedure for removing a circuit board from a VXI chassis (a type of backplane used in ATE systems) was only specified once, at the level VXI-chassis-board, and then inherited by all the specific boards (digital multimeter, counter timer, etc).
Automatic Generation of Technical Documentation
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