three-point turn

noun

: a way of turning a vehicle around in a small space by going forward, turning to one side, then backing up, turning so as to face the other direction, then going forward again

Examples of three-point turn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read full article Authorities allege that after arguing with O’Keefe, a 16-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, Read dropped him off at the Canton home of a fellow Boston police officer, made a three-point turn to leave, hit O’Keefe with her SUV, and drove away. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023 Authorities allege that after arguing with O’Keefe, Read dropped him off at a Canton home owned by a fellow Boston police officer, made a three-point turn to leave, hit O’Keefe with her SUV, and left him there. Tonya Alanez, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2023 Authorities allege that after arguing with O’Keefe, Read made a three-point turn to leave the home, hit O’Keefe with her SUV, and left him there. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, 25 July 2023 Prosecutors say as O'Keefe exited the vehicle, Read allegedly proceeded to make a three-point turn during a winter storm, striking her boyfriend in the process before driving off. Tristan Balagtas, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2023 According to prosecutors, Read made a three-point turn to reverse direction, rammed into O’Keefe, and drove away. Tonya Alanez, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Apr. 2023 Tries to do a three-point turn but fails again and again. Hazlitt, 29 Mar. 2023 Where any normal car would need a three-point turn (down yet another dead-end Camden side street, for instance), the taxi simply spins around and goes. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Three-point turn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-point%20turn. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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