- the bottom or underneath part, as of a mechanism or animal: the underbody of a tank.
- Nautical. the portion of a hull that is normally underwater.
Origin of underbody
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Examples from the Web for underbody
"The whole of the underbody of the outer envelope is watertight," he remarked.The Dreadnought of the Air
Percy F. Westerman
There was a jagged hole in the underbody of the balloon, from which gas was rushing.The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone
Her underbody colloid is open and her transporter-slings hang down like tentacles.
Up fly the liner's hissing slings; her underbody crashes home and she hurtles away again.
Her underbody colloid is open land her transporter-slings hang down like tentacles.Actions and Reactions
- the underpart of a body, as of an animal or motor vehicle
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