roll cage


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Faithfully reproduced details include bucket seats, a roll cage, clear headlights with M-B star braces, racing graphics and, of course, raised doors. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 18 Oct. 2021 Identifiable by orange trim, the LMP3s differ from the LMP2s are less than half the price ($250,000 compared to $506,000) and get there in part by utilizing steel brake rotors as opposed to carbon and a steel tubular roll cage into a composite chassis. Ryan Pritt, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2023 Beard didn't notice the Corvette behind him—the roll cage limits the Huracán's rear visibility. Carlos Lago, Car and Driver, 7 Feb. 2023 The Air Force's MRZR features a folding roll cage that allows a CMV-22 Osprey tiltrotor transport to carry it. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 Aug. 2021 Then came the details suitable for the track: the baby blue roll cage and exhaust pipes, the curvilinear racing seats, analog gauges on the dashboard, a bright red 5-point seat belt emblazoned with their last names, a matching red fire extinguisher between the seats. CNN, 8 Sep. 2020 Additionally, this year’s regulations stipulated safety improvements to the roll cage, and Lambo also added carbon-Kevlar honeycomb side panels and new brakes. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 10 Feb. 2023 It will likely be equipped with all the hardware needed for track duty, including a roll cage, fire suppression system, racing seats, and safety harness. Frankie Cruz, Car and Driver, 10 Dec. 2022 Modifications for the #000 car included a roll cage, sports seat, fire system and approved tweaks to the electronic control unit and exhaust system. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roll cage was in 1964

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“Roll cage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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