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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In the parking lot is a huge, barrel-like rolling cage for bears. Janet Eastman, oregonlive.com, "What to do about cougars in the neighborhood, skunks under the house, bats in the attic," 19 July 2019 The frame is what saves you, the roll cage, the Fates. Mark Mahaney, Smithsonian, "Danny Thompson’s Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory," 10 July 2019 This is par for the course for major film projects, and the test results may lead to the installation of puncture-proof fuel cells, fire-suppressions systems, roll cages, or any other safety or performance modifications. Eric Adams, Popular Mechanics, "How 'Shaft' Brought the 1971 Chevy Chevelle SS Into 2019," 14 June 2019 And if things really go awry, the car is fitted with a titanium roll cage, carbon sports seats, and a four-point harness to protect the driver. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "The Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato might be the rugged supercar of your dreams," 7 June 2019 The version participating in the demonstration, unlike previous versions, has a roll cage—suggesting the PLAGF has rolled more than a few of the vehicles in the past. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Parades Its Newest Tanks and Armored Vehicles," 8 Nov. 2016 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

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First Known Use of roll cage

1964, in the meaning defined above

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