noun, plural chas·sis [chas-eez, shas-] /ˈtʃæs iz, ˈʃæs-/.
Origin of chassis
Examples from the Web for chassis
The prototype Land Rover was designed by a Jeep owner and built on a Jeep chassis.
So long as the car body would stand on the chassis it was not repaired.The Iron Ration|George Abel Schreiner
The slender young wireless operator hopped into the chassis with alacrity.The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship|Margaret Burnham
An Automobile, and Fig. 161 shows how the clockwork motor is mounted upon the chassis and belted to the driving wheel.Home-made Toys for Girls and Boys|A. Neely Hall
British Dictionary definitions for chassis
noun plural -sis (-sɪz)
Word Origin for chassis
Word Origin and History for chassis
"base frame of an automobile," 1903, American English; earlier "window frame" (1660s), from French châssis "frame," Old French chassiz (13c.) "frame, framework, setting," from chasse "case, box, eye socket, snail's shell, setting (of a jewel)," from Latin capsa "box, case;" see case (n.2) + French -is, collective suffix for a number of parts taken together. Cf. sash (n.2).