General English

Cars & Driving

  • noun originally, and today still in heavy goods vehicles, a separate structure consisting of a frame, springs and axles forming the lower part of a vehicle, to which the bodywork is fitted, but with modern unitary construction there is no separate chassis and the term is used to refer to the running gear, i.e. suspension, including control arms, springs, shock absorbers, steering components, etc.


  • noun a metal frame that houses the circuit boards together with the wiring and sockets required in a computer system or other equipment.


  • The supporting frame upon which a structure is built.
  • A supporting frame upon which electrical components, such as circuit boards or power supplies, are mounted. Such a chassis is usually made of metal and connected to ground.


  • noun the base frame of a vehicle