undercarriage
noun Date: circa 1796 1. a supporting framework or underside (as of an automobile) 2. the landing gear of an airplane

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  • undercarriage — (n.) 1794, from UNDER (Cf. under) + CARRIAGE (Cf. carriage). Meaning landing gear of an aircraft is recorded from 1911 …   Etymology dictionary

  • undercarriage — ► NOUN 1) a wheeled structure beneath an aircraft which supports the aircraft on the ground. 2) the supporting frame under the body of a vehicle …   English terms dictionary

  • undercarriage — [un′dər kar΄ij] n. 1. a supporting frame or structure, as of an automobile 2. the landing gear of an aircraft …   English World dictionary

  • Undercarriage — This article is about aircraft landing gear. For the Devin the Dude album, see Landing Gear. Undercarriage Undercarriage of a Boeing 777 300 …   Wikipedia

  • undercarriage — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌkærɪdʒ] / US [ˈʌndərˌkerɪdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms undercarriage : singular undercarriage plural undercarriages the wheels of a plane and the whole structure that supports it …   English dictionary

  • undercarriage — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)kærɪʤ[/t]] undercarriages N COUNT The undercarriage of an aeroplane is the part, including the wheels, which supports the aeroplane when it is on the ground and when it is landing or taking off. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, use landing gear) …   English dictionary

  • undercarriage — pabūklo važiuoklė statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Kovinė ašis su ratais arba vikšrais pabūklui judėti ir remtis į gruntą. Pabūklo važiuoklės pasirinkimas priklauso nuo pabūklo konstrukcijos, masės, kalibro ir reikiamo judėjimo greičio.… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • undercarriage — /un deuhr kar ij/, n. 1. the supporting framework underneath a vehicle, as an automobile or trailer; the structure to which the wheels, tracks, or the like are attached or fitted. 2. the portions of an aircraft that are below the body. [1785 95;… …   Universalium

  • undercarriage — noun a) The the supporting structural framework of a vehicle. b) the landing gear of an aircraft …   Wiktionary

  • undercarriage — un|der|car|riage [ˈʌndəˌkærıdʒ US ər ] n the wheels of an aircraft, train etc and the structure that holds them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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