roll bar


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

Examples of roll bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also four-point harnesses and an aluminum roll bar for added safety. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 21 Nov. 2023 And the four-speed manual transmission and factory roll bar are reminders that this car was meant for motoring purists. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 3 Oct. 2023 Body reinforcements and the addition of elements like a roll bar—which automatically pops up in the unlikely event of impending rollovers—add a total of 185 pounds to the Roma Spider. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 27 Sep. 2023 His vehicle was transformed from a street Cobra to a Dragonsnake race car with new rear-fender flares, American Racing wheels, drag slicks, a chrome roll bar, Sun tachometer and chassis tweaks, Shelby American said. Detroit Free Press, 5 June 2023 The newcomer also features high side arches and roll bars that taper toward the stern to create the aerodynamic feel of an aircraft. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 Aug. 2023 The finished structure is so strong that steel roll bars are unnecessary. Ray Hutton, Car and Driver, 18 Aug. 2023 The roll bar anchors three-point belts for the driver and front passenger (the rear seat also offers three-pointers); dual airbags are fitted as well. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 27 July 2023 The first timepiece’s body was basically a chassis with two roll bars just like those found on the Can Am race car. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 15 June 2023

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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 21 Jun. 2024.

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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