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

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Recent Examples on the Web Also new was Chrysler’s torsion bar front suspension that was used until Chrysler started building front-wheel-drive cars many years later. David Krumboltz, The Mercury News, "Me & My Car: Push-button gears sold buyer on ’64 Valiant," 9 Sep. 2019 The cables that carry the current to the microwave amplifier run along the arm of the torsion bar. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "NASA’s EM-drive is a magnetic WTF-thruster," 21 May 2018 The current in the cable experiences a force due to the Earth’s magnetic field that is precisely perpendicular to the torsion bar. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "NASA’s EM-drive is a magnetic WTF-thruster," 21 May 2018 The cables that carry the current to the microwave amplifier run along the arm of the torsion bar. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "NASA’s EM-drive is a magnetic WTF-thruster," 21 May 2018 This leaves the torsion bars as the only source of elasticity. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2017 Ford GT: A $450,000 Road Rocket That’s Two Cars in One," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of torsion bar

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Torsion bar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torsion%20bar. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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