roll cage
noun Date: 1966 a protective framework of metal bars encasing the driver of a vehicle (as a racing car)

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  • roll cage — noun : a protective framework of metal bars encasing the driver of a vehicle (as a racing car) * * * a system of metal bars fitted around the seating area of a vehicle, esp. a racing car, to prevent the occupants from being crushed if the vehicle …   Useful english dictionary

  • roll cage — a system of metal bars fitted around the seating area of a vehicle, esp. a racing car, to prevent the occupants from being crushed if the vehicle rolls over. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Roll over protection structure — (ROPS) refers to operator compartment structures (usually cabs or frames) intended to protect equipment operators from injuries caused by vehicle s or rollovers.Commonly found on heavy equipment (i.e. tractors) used in construction and… …   Wikipedia

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