body roll


Definition of body roll 

: the side-to-side leaning movement of a turning vehicle Body roll occurs as a vehicle pitches from side to side in the manner of a yacht on a troubled sea. It can be unnerving. And if the swaying motion is violent enough, it can contribute to loss of vehicle control.— Warren Brown

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Handling is predictable, and body roll is well controlled. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "2018 Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe and Cabriolet," 23 Feb. 2018 No body roll and plenty of zig on the curves, while still showing charming Cadillac road manners. Scott Sturgis,, "Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise takes command of Driver's Seat," 22 June 2018 Young men kneel in the museum, mirroring the historic national-anthem protest spurred by Colin Kaepernick; Beyoncé and her dancers body roll in unison with The Coronation of Napoleon as their backdrop. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Do Beyoncé Fans Have to Forgive Jay-Z?," 18 June 2018 The active/adaptive air suspension heroically resisted body roll and other transient forces; but limits can be found. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Lamborghini Urus: An SUV for the One Percent," 15 June 2018 The power and transmission are both fine, but the ride is bouncy, with nautical levels of body roll that even my passengers complained about. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross proves times have changed," 13 June 2018 The ride is butter-smooth over pavement, and though there's some extra body roll in the corners, the Lexus LX 570 doesn't feel sloppy; its suspension gets it back upright slowly rather than explosively. Brian Wong, USA TODAY, "Review: Lexus LX 570 is cool for old-school SUVs," 11 May 2018 The crew discovered the body rolled in a carpet and police were investigating whether Roberts hid the body before his death. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Mummified body found in hoarder's home a year after his death," 31 May 2018 The car felt poised and resisted body roll during rigorous cornering. Al Haas,, "2018 Toyota Camry adds style and zip | Al Haas," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of body roll

1923, in the meaning defined above

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