Definition of ground clearance in English:

ground clearance


  • The amount of clear space between the lowest part of a vehicle's frame and the ground.

    ‘the good ground clearance is another attraction in any off-road situation’
    • ‘My only quibble would be with the car's ground clearance.’
    • ‘Another feature is electronically activated pneumatic self-levelling suspension to maintain the ground clearance.’
    • ‘Its high ground clearance means it is perfect for wading through water.’
    • ‘It offers the all-road ability and the ground clearance of an SUV in an estate car.’
    • ‘It has a smaller turning radius, is much more stable, handles more payload, is faster, and has more ground clearance.’
    • ‘The landing gear attachment was positioned at the lowest point of the inverted gull section, which gave adequate ground clearance for the propeller.’
    • ‘It had raised exhausts for better ground clearance.’
    • ‘Ground clearance is excellent, yet you still have a very stable work platform.’
    • ‘Its ground clearance has been greatly increased to enhance the cross-country capabilities.’
    • ‘The tips are canted up to give more ground clearance on takeoff and landing.’