body roll

noun
Updated on: 23 May 2018

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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1923

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