roll bar


Definition of roll bar

: an overhead metal bar on an automobile that is designed to protect the occupant in case of a rollover

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Finally, active roll bars—known as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control—can be an optional extra that minimizes body roll and helps keep handling neutral. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Everything you wanted to know about Porsche’s new electric car," 4 Sep. 2019 The Corktown rock ’n’ roll bar’s owners refused to sell to developers, forcing them to build around it (2110 Trumbull Ave. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "A Fascinating Long Weekend in Detroit: The Essential Guide," 19 June 2019 Madison’s wife, Colleen, won’t ride or let their kids ride in this man-cave until seat belts and a roll bar are installed. David Krumboltz, The Mercury News, "Me & My Car: Lafayette owner’s ’67 Scout ‘a mobile man-cave’," 10 June 2019 Drivers had no seatbelts, hard helmets or roll bars. Alyson Sheppard, Popular Mechanics, "Who Won the First Indy 500? We Still Don't Know," 23 May 2011 Rivet 4-post industrial 4-post rolling bar cart ($134; Cocktail makers: 1. Anna Hecht, CNN Underscored, "How to create your dream bar cart," 12 June 2018 In addition, video of the crash indicates that the then-30-year-old ragtop was without roll bars, shoulder belts or head restraints. Jonathan Handel, Billboard, "'Kill Bill' Stunt Coordinator Breaks Silence on Uma Thurman Crash," 10 Feb. 2018 Using rolling pin, roll bar out to 1⁄4-inch thickness. Molly Kimball,, "5 sweet (some spicy) healthy Valentine's Day treats for your sweetie," 6 Feb. 2018 And the funky four-door 110, with its external roll bars, was in North America for a single model year, 1993, as a limited edition; 509 were sold in the U.S. and 23 in Canada. Tony Swan, Car and Driver, "The Once and Future Off-Roader: Land Rover’s Heritage Experience Hypes Its Next Defender," 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of roll bar

1948, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of roll bar

: a metal bar in the roof of a car or other vehicle that is designed to protect riders if the vehicle rolls over

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