torsion bar


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torsion bar

n.
A part of an automotive suspension consisting of a bar that twists to maintain stability.

torsion bar

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a metal bar acting as a torsional spring, esp as used in the suspensions of some motor vehicles

tor′sion bar`


n.
a metal bar having elasticity when subjected to torsion: used as a spring in various machines and in automobile suspensions.
[1945–50]
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Independent suspension all round helps the all-wheel-drive models to stay planted on the ground, while the front-drive models have an H-shaped torsion bar at the back.
The torsion bar, usually associated with a trailing arm, is very popular with "hulled" armoured vehicles, as it enables their designers to make the best possible use of the space determined by the vehicles track.
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