- 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.
- the portions of an aircraft that are below the body.
Origin of undercarriage
Examples from the Web for undercarriage
Historical Examples of undercarriage
Allan jumped for it, his fingers caught and clung to the undercarriage.When the Sleepers Woke
Arthur Leo Zagat
Now, coming around the wing, I saw that there was no undercarriage.The Night of the Long Knives
Fritz Reuter Leiber
The propeller is gone, and maybe the undercarriage is damaged some.The Flying Reporter
Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
I busted a wing and wiped the undercarriage right off, and didn't get a scratch.Dave Dawson at Dunkirk
Robert Sydney Bowen
It will then be said to be an "undercarriage bracing lift wire."The Aeroplane Speaks
- Also called: landing gear the assembly of wheels, shock absorbers, struts, etc, that supports an aircraft on the ground and enables it to take off and land
- the framework that supports the body of a vehicle, carriage, etc