three-point turn


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three-point turn

n
(Automotive Engineering) a turn reversing the direction of motion of a motor vehicle using forward and reverse gears alternately, and completed after only three movements
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.three-point turn - the act of turning a vehicle around in a limited space by moving in a series of back and forward arcs
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
Translations

three-point turn

[ˌθriːpɔɪntˈtɜːn] N (Aut) → cambio m de sentido haciendo tres maniobras

three-point turn

[ˌθriːpɔɪntˈtɜːn] n (Aut) → inversione a U (eseguita in tre manovre)
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The revisions to the driving test - only the eighth time it has been updated since tests began in 1935 - also include an end to the socalled three-point turn and reverse around a corner manoeuvres which are to be replaced with one of three possible reversing exercises, including parallel or bay parking.
The hapless driver was seen on his walkie-talkie calling for help after trying to pull off a three-point turn in New Street, Kenilworth, part of which is currently closed for roadworks.
He pulled his van across a narrow point of the road, causing the Audi to slow down directly in front of him and he saw the driver who did a three-point turn, returning along East Street towards Halifax Road doing over 50mph although it was a 30mph limit.
The Vectra travelled at speed along Green Lane, Yarm, and started to perform a three-point turn before accelerating away.
The driver did a three-point turn very close to the carriageway and, by the time we got back alongside, it was driving back up the slip road.
AVAN driver caused an accident that injured eight people after he did a three-point turn on the A1.
EIGHT people cheated death when a van driver executed a three-point turn on a 70mph stretch of the A1.
The engineers have also built a Range Rover which can perform a three-point turn on its own.
But Stephen Glaister of the RAC said: "When satnavs lead us down a dead end we need to know how to perform a three-point turn.
The victory made it nine wins on the spin in domestic games and maintained the Parkhead side's three-point Turn to Page 52 Turn to Page 52 From Back Page lead at the top of the Premiership.
One motorist drove at 40mph in a 30mph zone, and another failed to see the kerb when doing a three-point turn.
He was strapped into his mobility scooter and attempting a three-point turn when he fell into the water.