Definition of bodywork in English:



mass noun
  • 1The metal outer shell of a vehicle.

    • ‘Vandals slashed tyres, scratched bodywork and pulled off windscreen wipers.’
    • ‘Several vehicles have had their windscreens broken and bodywork dented.’
    • ‘This Ferrari is constructed with extensive use of aluminum in the chassis, suspension, bodywork and engine.’
    • ‘Each vehicle is fully deformable, with impacts on individual parts of the chassis giving rise to lost doors, dented bodywork and smashed windscreens.’
    • ‘He worked from October to December on the preliminary bodywork and chassis design.’
    • ‘It retains the brushed metal bodywork synonymous with the Ixus range, and this gives it a sturdy feel despite its proportions.’
    • ‘The styling and sleek lines offered these days are a million miles away from the aggressive ‘come on then, if you want a fight’ models with their bull bars and in-your-face bodywork.’
    • ‘All Defender models are available in chassis cab form for bodywork conversions.’
    • ‘Wiesmann then does its thing with lots of leather and shiny bits for the cockpit and polishes it off with the extraordinary looking bodywork.’
    • ‘Essentially, this consisted of an oil and filter change as well as a general examination of the exterior bodywork, foot and parking brake, all drive belts, windscreen washer and wheel alignment.’
    • ‘The three main reasons for failing the test in 2004 were bodywork, headlight alignment and registration plates.’
    • ‘The side doors are made from recycled aluminum, the structure itself is a mixture of aluminum and recycled steel, and the hood, wings and rear bodywork are in polypropylene.’
    • ‘The slanted eyes of the headlight give the car an unmistakable look, adding to the muscular-looking bodywork, and remind me of a streamlined Japanese Sumo wrestler.’
    • ‘Rear bodywork is different too because the engine's vee drops the plenum down lower and a smaller hump can cover it, and the tail end is different where the exhausts exit.’
    • ‘There are slivers of bodywork if you can call it that.’
    • ‘The new bodywork is made from carbon fibre, so it's a bit lighter than the SL55.’
    • ‘Overnight, the car was sent to a local Daytona body shop where the frame was straightened and bodywork repaired on the right rear quarter-panel of the classic German sports car.’
    • ‘Obscene words were scratched into the bodywork of the vehicles and other damage was caused over the bank holiday weekend.’
    • ‘Dazzled by clustered headlamps and shiny bodywork, they are unable to see how their beloved cars have disfigured Britain.’
    • ‘For instance the front bodywork of the Renegade model has been completely restyled to differentiate it from the Limited.’
    framework, structure, substructure, skeleton, chassis, shell, casing, body, bodywork
  • 2Therapies and techniques in complementary medicine which involve touching or manipulating the body.

    • ‘For those practising massage, bodywork and manipulative therapies, these somatic dysfunctions are vital to the assessment of musculoskeletal integrity.’
    • ‘It is frequently a result of some transient mechanical imbalance and, therefore, can be improved with bodywork and manual manipulation techniques.’
    • ‘She has a diploma in Nutritional Medicine and has attended workshops in reflexology, homeopathy, bodywork and aromatherapy.’
    • ‘The most popular courses are those focusing on body awareness and bodywork, and numerous new techniques have been developed at Esalen before being introduced to the rest of the world.’
    • ‘Mario-Paul is well established as a practitioner and teacher in osteopathy, bodywork, clinical massage and sports therapy.’
    • ‘The facility is equipped with 24 treatment rooms for massages, therapeutic bodywork, facials, conditioning body scrubs and cocoons.’
    • ‘Specific adult traumas are easily removed with the Netherton method combined with bodywork and Reichian techniques.’
    • ‘I brought this new philosophy back to the US, and continued my own healing practice of acupuncture, adding in herbs, homeopathy, bodywork and other modalities over time.’
    • ‘Based in a specially designed kiosk on the airport's first floor adjacent to the information desk, the station offers shiatsu massage - a form of bodywork involving the client's acupressure points.’
    • ‘Techniques are at the heart of any system of bodywork.’
    • ‘Often referred to as Thai Yoga massage, this style of bodywork is different from what most western people think of as massage.’
    • ‘A new health bodywork technique is soon to be demonstrated in Kiltimagh.’
    • ‘There is a discussion of alternative medical approaches such as bodywork, massage and nutritional supports.’
    • ‘It is at the same time important to note that if clients do not have unresolved traumatic stresses, then the likelihood of their being retraumatized by bodywork is all the less.’
    • ‘In bodywork, for example, the more detailed our understanding of the structures and processes occurring under our hands, the more precise we can be with what we are doing.’
    • ‘Tuina is not especially useful for those seeking a mild, sedating and relaxing massage since it tends to be more task focused than other types of bodywork.’
    • ‘Choosing the Massage Training Institute, a leading organization teaching an holistic approach to bodywork, I began training for my diploma.’
    • ‘So our sessions devolved from bodywork to this bizarre form of primal therapy.’
    • ‘For example, take a long walk or swim in the morning and then schedule a massage or some other kind of soothing bodywork in the afternoon.’
    main part, principal part, central part, core, heart, hub, nub, kernel