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Glossary Results for Word "Underframe"

Underframe The component of a carriageExplain 'Carriage' or wagonExplain 'Wagon' comprising the main structural part which carries the carriage body. Originally of wood, later strengthened by steel plates, and finally of all-steel construction, the underframe remained essentially a separate component until the introduction of the integral BR Mk.2 carriage design.