wheel arch

The edge of the fender around the wheel cutout; sometimes also used with reference to the entire wheel housing. Also see flared wheel arch

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • wheel arch — n. an arch shaped cavity in the body of a vehicle, which houses a wheel * * * ˈwheel arch 7 [wheel arch wheel arches] noun a space in the body of a vehicle over a wheel, shaped like an ↑arch …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheel arch extension — A roughly square extension of the wheel arch; the areas in front of and behind the wheel cutout, as well as a strip above the cutout, are angled sharply outward to increase the width of the wheel arches to allow wider tires to be installed …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wheel arch protector — See undershield …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • flared wheel arch — A wheel arch bent outwards around its circumference, usually to accommodate wider wheels and/or tires …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wheel — A circular device, thin in relation to its face area, usually able to rotate about a central axle or pivot, with a durable but elastic rim or with regular teeth cut on the rim and for lightness often supported by spokes joined to the hub instead… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • arch — See fender arch flared wheel arch wheel arch …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • arch extension — See wheel arch extension …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • arch protector — See wheel arch protector …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wheel cutout — The open area described by the wheel arch, which determines to what extent the wheels are visible …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Wheel — (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe[ o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul. [root]218. Cf. {Cycle}, {Cyclopedia}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A circular frame turning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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