roll cage

noun

Definition of roll cage

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

Examples of roll cage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s seating for an entire nine soldier squad and the cab and passenger section is covered with a roll cage. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Here It Is: the Army's New Infantry Squad Vehicle," 29 Oct. 2020 Strength and safety are further increased with a titanium roll cage. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Volvo P1800 Lives Again in 413-HP Cyan Racing Continuation Model," 4 Sep. 2020 Beyond the lack of a roll cage, the view from the driver's seat is essentially identical to that from the GT4's. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 McLaren 620R Trades Civility for Quicker Lap Times," 18 Aug. 2020 In went a custom ladder frame, a four-link rear suspension, a nine-inch rear axle, a carbon-fiber driveshaft, a six-speed Tremec manual transmission, and a full roll cage. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Hellcat-Powered Toyota PriuSRT8 Takes Tour of Kuwait, Sees Troops," 25 Mar. 2020 The styling is more Nissan GT-R than Lamborghini Aventador, with a roll cage and carbon chassis to create a track car that's also at home on the street. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "$460K Gumpert Nathalie EV Runs on Methanol, Not Battery," 12 Mar. 2020 But the frame is what might save him, the roll cage and the belts and the Fates. Mark Mahaney, Smithsonian, "Danny Thompson’s Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory," 10 July 2019 The interior is completely custom, and the back seats were sacrificed to make room for the roll cage. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Hellcat-Powered Toyota PriuSRT8 Takes Tour of Kuwait, Sees Troops," 25 Mar. 2020 Oshkosh-Flyer Defense is offering the Flyer ISV, a compact truck with a roll cage, machine gun mount, and the ability to haul 5,000 pounds. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Army's New Airborne Trucks," 13 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of roll cage

1964, in the meaning defined above

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3 Nov 2020

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“Roll cage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roll%20cage. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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