torsion bar

noun

Definition of torsion bar

: a long metal element in an automobile suspension that has one end held rigidly to the frame end and the other twisted and connected to the axle and that acts as a spring

Examples of torsion bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other technical features include front and rear double-wishbone suspension, an inboard torsion bar and a McLaren and Penske-manufactured damper system. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 9 Sep. 2021 Wall-mounted: Also known as jackshafts, these use a motor that drives pulleys and cables to turn the torsion bar and raise the door. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 17 Dec. 2020 Wall-mounted: Also known as jackshafts, these use a motor that drives pulleys and cables to turn the torsion bar and raise the door. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 17 Dec. 2020 Wall-mounted: Also known as jackshafts, these use a motor that drives pulleys and cables to turn the torsion bar and raise the door. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 17 Dec. 2020 Wall-mounted: Also known as jackshafts, these use a motor that drives pulleys and cables to turn the torsion bar and raise the door. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 17 Dec. 2020 Wall-mounted: Also known as jackshafts, these use a motor that drives pulleys and cables to turn the torsion bar and raise the door. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 17 Dec. 2020 Wall-mounted: Also known as jackshafts, these use a motor that drives pulleys and cables to turn the torsion bar and raise the door. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 17 Dec. 2020 The front seat belt retractor assemblies were built with the incorrect torsion bar. USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of torsion bar

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Torsion bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torsion%20bar. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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