torsion bar


noun

a metal bar having elasticity when subjected to torsion: used as a spring in various machines and in automobile suspensions.

Nearby words

  1. torsel,
  2. torsi,
  3. torsibility,
  4. torsion,
  5. torsion balance,
  6. torsion forceps,
  7. torsion fracture,
  8. torsion group,
  9. torsion meter,
  10. torsion modulus

Origin of torsion bar

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for torsion bar

torsion bar

noun

a metal bar acting as a torsional spring, esp as used in the suspensions of some motor vehicles
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