roll bar

or rollbar


noun

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.

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Origin of roll bar

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for roll bar

rollbar
/ (ˈrəʊlˌbɑː) /

noun

a bar that reinforces the frame of a car, esp one used for racing, rallying, etc, to protect the driver if the car should turn over
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