torsion bar(redirected from torsion beams)
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A part of an automotive suspension consisting of a bar that twists to maintain stability.
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(Mechanical Engineering) a metal bar acting as a torsional spring, esp as used in the suspensions of some motor vehicles
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a metal bar having elasticity when subjected to torsion: used as a spring in various machines and in automobile suspensions.
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