sway bar

noun

: 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 When combined with the disconnected sway bar and locking differential, these technologies kept the Tacoma moving through deep ruts and over large rocks during our off-road torture test. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 On a sandy track, some mechanics tighten the sway bar. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 14 Aug. 2023 Surprisingly, the Elise and Exige only left the factory with a front sway bar, no rear (other than on dedicated race cars). Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 1 Aug. 2023 One single detail entirely transforms the driving dynamics at all times: the addition of a rear sway bar. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 1 Aug. 2023 Specifically, the radio, heater, and front sway bar were deleted. Brendan McAleer, Car and Driver, 14 June 2023 Other competition modifications include a Greenwood-specific front and rear suspension with trailing arms and sway bars. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 3 May 2023 The Rebel makes do without the Power Wagon's disconnecting sway bar, sacrificing a measure of front wheel travel in exchange for a more rigid setup. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 24 Oct. 2022 The enhanced grip is complemented by a host of model-specific chassis tweaks that include stiffer springs and beefed-up sway bars, revised adaptive dampers, firmer engine and transmission mounts and a new aluminum strut brace in the engine bay. Bradley Iger, Robb Report, 24 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 Jun. 2024.

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