Adjective "undercarriage" definition and examples

(Undercarriage may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A wheeled structure beneath an aircraft, typically retracted when not in use, which supports the aircraft on the ground.
  1. 'No sooner had the undercarriage touched the ground, than a massive explosion lifted the shuttle back into the air and flipped it over.'
  2. 'The front undercarriage was retracted and the front of the fuselage, from which the cannon projected, slightly buried.'
  3. 'As the main undercarriage contacted the runway, the left undercarriage collapsed, causing the left wing to come in contact with the runway.'
  4. 'The aircraft also has new undercarriage and hydraulics systems.'
  5. 'He said after landing the undercarriage collapsed but the plane stayed upright.'
  6. 'The proximity of the enemy to the airfield was illustrated by the fact that the fighters barely had time to retract their undercarriages before commencing attacks.'
  7. 'These were single-engined, low-winged monoplanes, usually with enclosed cockpits, retracting undercarriages, and a fixed forward firing armament.'
  8. 'A year later, in 1989, he returned to the flight academy to complete a night flying course on a more advanced aircraft which had a variable pitch propeller and retractable undercarriage.'
  9. 'All undercarriage wheels rotate freely, however, while the twin forward sets are also movable they are independent of each other, which means the model does not turn easily when taxied.'
  10. 'As my speed carried me over him his prop sliced through my undercarriage, slashing the fuselage.'
  11. 'security guards checked the BMW's undercarriage with a large mirror'
  12. 'Firefighters placed two inflatable, reinforced rubber bags below the vehicle's undercarriage.'
  13. 'While Bill immediately goes to check the inside, Mike pays more attention to the bottom of the car, in particular the tires and undercarriage.'
  14. 'The body has 110,000 miles on it, and that usage has taken its toll on the chassis, door hinges, glass, hatch, and undercarriage.'
  15. 'The undercarriages of tracked vehicles - whether bulldozers, loaders, or excavators - are yet another major maintenance dilemma.'
  16. 'When fuel or feed delivery trucks do come to farms, they are accompanied by decontamination teams that spray down their wheels and undercarriages with disinfectant.'
  17. 'Check for signs of damage on the chassis and undercarriage.'
  18. 'These car light accessories, which can mount to the body around the perimeter of the vehicle's undercarriage or inside the car, come in kits that contain the elements you'll need for the installation.'
  19. 'I swear I saw this bloke banging one of the wheels of the undercarriage, with a massive adjustable spanner.'
  20. '‘You might get a cat under a bonnet but never a nest built on part of the undercarriage of a vehicle,’ he said.'
  21. 'But there are also details intended to give a simpler and cleaner look: the sills seem part of the body instead of a separate undercarriage, the boot lid is tidier and there is less clutter on the bumpers.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"problems can be undercarriage."