a metal bar having elasticity when subjected to torsion: used as a spring in various machines and in automobile suspensions.
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- torsion balance,
- torsion forceps,
- torsion fracture,
- torsion group,
- torsion meter,
- torsion modulus
Origin of torsion bar
First recorded in 1945–50
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a metal bar acting as a torsional spring, esp as used in the suspensions of some motor vehicles
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