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 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, "Jeep Gladiator: the mudder of midsize pickups," 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, "Lime-Yellow 1973 Datsun 240Z up for Auction Is the Cleanest We've Seen outside a Museum," 12 May 2019 Springs of every size and weight, sway bars, flips, toggles and steering wheels—every corner is full. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 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, "The New 'Need For Speed' Wants to Make Tinkering and Tuning Fun For Everyone," 3 Nov. 2015 This spendy extra includes carbon fiber front and rear sway bars and coupling rods, plus some carbon fiber bits on the interior, dropping another 13lbs. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Ferrari and Porsche announce new cars for the wealthy track addict," 21 Feb. 2018 The Kings' bench might as well have been equipped with a sway bar to keep passengers in place during the emotional roller coaster that was the final seconds of their 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Curtis Zupke, latimes.com, "Kings drop heartbreaker as late goal is waved off," 25 Feb. 2018 RideTech shocks, sway bars, and side exhausts were also installed, as was a completely custom four-link rear suspension by Ringbrothers. Steve Siler, Car and Driver, "Defiant Drive: Taking a Spin, Almost Literally, in Prestone’s 1036-HP, Hellcat-Powered ’72 AMC Javelin AMX," 23 Feb. 2018 One of our favorite touches: the switches to disconnect the front sway bar (if equipped) and lock or unlock the axles are conveniently located and easy to spot on the fly when the driver needs to pay attention to what's happening outside. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Wrangler reboot: Fans will find new powertrains, tops and manners for Jeep's off-road icon," 15 Dec. 2017

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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 21 Oct. 2020.

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