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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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 My Abarth had a Gun Metal roll bar cover and Matte Gray interior accents. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Fiat Spider Abarth puts extra fun into the classic roadster experience | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 Dec. 2017 And although the vehicles are largely production representative and GM said the roll bars the company installs are not designed to improve chassis stiffness, the harness certainly improves lap times to some extent. Jim Resnick, Car and Driver, "Fast and Loose: There’s No Oversight for Nurburgring Lap-Time Claims," 20 Oct. 2017 The only nonstock deviations conform to a GM edict that require a roll bar, racing harness, helmet, and HANS device during any high-speed testing by anyone anywhere. Jim Resnick, Car and Driver, "Fast and Loose: There’s No Oversight for Nurburgring Lap-Time Claims," 20 Oct. 2017

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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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