sway bar


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An aftermarket Carli torsion sway bar keeps the EarthRoamer from handling like a bloated tow truck. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 8 Jan. 2023 According to the seller, the car's suspension has Bilstein B12 struts, camber plates, and new front control arm bushings and a rear sway bar. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 29 July 2022 Notable options and features on higher models include air suspension, two more capable AWD systems, 21-inch wheels, disconnecting sway bar, 10-inch customizable head up display and McIntosh audio. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 19 Apr. 2022 The Edition 1 pictured here includes only a front sway bar. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 12 Apr. 2022 Yet on a rainy, slippery night, Flores climbed to the top of her precarious sway bar. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sway bar was in 1949

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“Sway bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sway%20bar. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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