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BODY HOIST

Apparatus, either electro-mechanical or hydraulic, generally used in conjunction with truck hoists, for elevating and maintaining a vehicle carbody; often called body supports.

BODY-ON-CHASSIS

A vehicle that has a body fastened to a chassis usually built for trucks, as is typical in school bus construction; distinguished from integral construction, in which the frame and body are built as one unit. (TRB)