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roll cage

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  1. a system of metal bars fitted around the seating area of a vehicle, especially a racing car, to prevent the occupants from being crushed if the vehicle rolls over.

Origin of roll cage

First recorded in 1965–70
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  • It was barely recognizable, having been reduced to its roll-cage, drive-train and control-panel.

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    Cory Doctorow