roll cage

noun

Definition of roll cage 

: a protective framework of metal bars encasing the driver of a vehicle (such as a racing car)

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The six-engine hexcopter has a roll cage and is expected to have a training mode for new pilots. Allison Kite, kansascity, "‘Pod racer’ meets reality? KU aviation team advances in Boeing competition," 18 June 2018 In this case, that passenger space is made up of a beefy steel roll cage that provides the NZT with plenty of structural rigidity. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This rugged electric off-roader from Nikola has specs to rival a Tesla," 23 May 2018 Safety cage Rover racing cars in the 1950s pioneered the safety cage or roll cage that was the precursor to energy-absorbing vehicle structures that allow people to walk away from violent, high-speed crashes today, Goddard said. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Racing innovations made cars safer: Rearview mirrors, laser headlights," 23 May 2018 Center-lock wheels are wrapped in Michelin rubber, and the Supra racer has a full roll cage and fire-extinguisher system. Erik Johnson, Car and Driver, "Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept: The Supra Is Officially Back!," 7 Mar. 2018 Drivers patch up their cars with second-hand parts and roll cages, stripping the interiors of all but the front seat, steering wheel and dashboard. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "The Junker Race in Norway Where All That Counts Is Fun," 25 Mar. 2018 In European markets, the RS will come equipped with a titanium roll cage; unfortunately, federal regulations in the United States will not allow such awesomeness for us. David Beard, Car and Driver, "2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: It Looks Bad-Ass Because It Is," 21 Feb. 2018 Ingenuity Fab and Speed in Conroe did the rear suspension and roll cage. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "Heidi's customs & classics: Friends, fans invited to 19th annual Outkasts Car Club celebration," 19 Jan. 2018 Whereas other production sports car must get a roll cage installed, the GT’s carbon-composite safety cell has one already built in, partly explaining the low ceiling. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2017 Ford GT: A $450,000 Road Rocket That’s Two Cars in One," 6 July 2017

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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