sway bar


Definition of sway bar

: a bar that torsionally couples the right and left front-wheel suspensions of an automobile to reduce roll and sway

Examples of sway bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among these are locking the front and rear differentials (since this is a true four-wheel-drive vehicle, there is no center differential) disengaging the front sway bar or activating trail turn assist. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Put it in Rock Crawl mode and disconnect the front sway bar (and use the Bronco’s available exterior cameras to navigate those rocks). Karl Brauer, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Finally, a row of buttons on top of the dash allow quick access to locking differentials, sway bar disconnect and Trail Turn Assist settings on Broncos with those features. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 28 June 2021 This special Power Wagon is also equipped with locking front and rear differentials, an electronic disconnecting front sway bar, and a 12,000-pound Warn winch. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 10 Nov. 2020 The Rubicon model has locking front, center and rear differentials, electronically disconnecting sway bars (for more wheel articulation) and off-road cruise control for crawling. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 July 2019 Chassis maintenance includes new ball joints and tie-rod ends plus fresh bushings for the lower control arms, sway bar, and tension rod. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 12 May 2019 Springs of every size and weight, sway bars, flips, toggles and steering wheels—every corner is full. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, 22 Mar. 2019 Gearheads can tinker with a car's suspension, tire pressure, intake manifold, engine block, sway bars, clutch, the works. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of sway bar

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Sway bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sway%20bar. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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