roll bar


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Not a thicker roof section, but a real live roll bar. Car and Driver, 14 Sep. 2022 The Cobra’s chrome-colored exhaust pipes and roll bar also serve to break up all that bronze, while Halibrand-style knock-off wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle billboard tires punctuate the design. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 Mar. 2021 In addition, a tubular roll bar sits just behind this main cage. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 5 Jan. 2023 Our test vehicle carried Panasport Minilite replica mag wheels ($1000 extra), a roll bar, and considerably more power than the base package. Brock Yates, Car and Driver, 29 Dec. 2022 All accent work, including the trademark roll bar, has been finished in high-gloss platinum. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 9 Nov. 2022 Yet, despite the roll bar blocking access to the back, there were four personalities along for the ride: Gilles, me, and the angel/devil battle taking place on my shoulders. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 5 Sep. 2022 Another pair of tabs are welded to the roll bar, and to these are bolted a pair of inertia reels made by Advanced Safety Devices. Car and Driver, 14 Sep. 2022 The current owner also installed a roll bar after acquiring the Bronco in 2020. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 17 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roll bar was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Roll bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

roll bar

: an overhead metal bar in an automobile that is designed to protect riders in case the automobile overturns
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