roll bar
noun Date: circa 1952 an overhead metal bar on an automobile that is designed to protect the occupant in case of a rollover

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • roll bar — roll ,bar noun count a strong metal bar that goes over the top of a vehicle and protects the people inside if the vehicle turns over …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • roll bar — roll′ bar n. a steel bar arching over an automobile from side to side, designed to protect the passengers if the vehicle rolls over • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • roll bar — ☆ roll bar n. a strong steel bar that passes over and across the width of the interior compartment in some automotive vehicles so as to reduce injury to the driver and passengers if the vehicle rolls over: used esp. in racing …   English World dictionary

  • roll bar — noun : an overhead metal bar on an automobile designed to protect an occupant in case of a rollover * * * a heavy steel transverse bar in the form of an inverted U rising from the framework of an automobile to prevent its occupants from being… …   Useful english dictionary

  • roll bar — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms roll bar : singular roll bar plural roll bars a strong metal bar that goes over the top of a vehicle without a roof and protects the people inside if the vehicle turns over …   English dictionary

  • roll bar — a heavy steel transverse bar in the form of an inverted U rising from the framework of an automobile to prevent its occupants from being crushed if the vehicle rolls over. Also, rollbar. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • roll bar — noun a metal bar running up the sides and across the top of a sports car, strengthening its frame and protecting the occupants if the vehicle overturns …   English new terms dictionary

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