noun (Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Bodywork, controls, and accessories) Coachwork is the paneled bodywork of a vehicle. ⇒ The coachwork was available in a choice of 13 different polychromatic colors. ⇒ While the car was in the bodyshop for attention to the panels and paintwork, stress cracks in the coachwork were reinforced and welded. ⇒ Prior to repainting, the coachwork of the car was stripped right down to the bare metal.
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