torsion bar

torsion bar
noun Date: 1937 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • torsion bar — n. a metal bar exhibiting resilience under torsion; specif., one used in place of a coil spring in the suspension of some motor vehicles …   English World dictionary

  • torsion bar — a metal bar having elasticity when subjected to torsion: used as a spring in various machines and in automobile suspensions. [1945 50] * * * Rod or bar that resists twisting (see torque) and has a strong tendency to return to its original… …   Universalium

  • torsion bar — A long spring steel rod attached in such a way that one end is anchored while the other is free to twist. One end is fastened to the frame at one end and to a suspension part at the other. If an arm is attached, at right angles, to the free end,… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • torsion bar — tor′sion bar n. mac a metal bar having elasticity when subjected to torsion: used as a spring in various machines and in automobile suspensions • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • torsion bar — noun a bar forming part of a vehicle suspension, twisting in response to the motion of the wheels and absorbing their vertical movement …   English new terms dictionary

  • torsion bar — /ˈtɔʃən ba/ (say tawshuhn bah) noun a metal bar with the function of a torsional spring, resembling a coiled spring that has been drawn out into a rod, and used in the suspension system of some motor vehicles …   Australian English dictionary

  • torsion bar — noun : a device to minimize sidesway and road jolts in automobiles …   Useful english dictionary

  • torsion bar suspension — A suspension system that makes use of torsion bars in place of the leaf or coil spring …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Torsion beam suspension — A torsion bar suspension, also known as a torsion spring suspension or incorrectly torsion beam, is a general term for any vehicle suspension that uses a torsion bar as its main weight bearing spring. One end of a long metal bar is attached… …   Wikipedia

  • Torsion spring — A mousetrap powered by a helical torsion spring A torsion spring is a spring that works by torsion or twisting; that is, a flexible elastic object that stores mechanical energy when it is twisted. The amount of force (actually torque) it exerts… …   Wikipedia

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