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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Recent Examples on the Web There are no airbags in current models, although Rivera said passengers receive protection from front and rear crumple zones, a roll bar and other safety features. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, "1-seat, 3-wheel electric car now on display at Scottsdale mall, available to order," 10 July 2020 For UTVs, a carrier that mounts to the roll bar or cage is a logical way to safely transport unloaded firearms. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "Three Ways to Carry Firearms on ATVs," 20 Nov. 2019 In addition to the protective body frame, the trikes also have roll bars and seat belts. Richard A. Marini,, "Born to be mild: Motorcycles that cater to comfort over speed popular for older adults who still love to ride," 20 Dec. 2019 Modern-industrial custom metal works throughout the place, with rolling bar-table frames and a 600-pound lighting truss above the length of the bar. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "Beer, community and a better world come together at Grixsen: Portland Breweries Series," 27 Nov. 2019 Instead of roll bars, which connect the left and right wheels to limit body roll on tight corners, the DBX uses an electronic system. Wired, "The $189,000 DBX SUV Is Here to Save Aston Martin," 19 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of roll bar

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Roll bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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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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