sway bar

sway bar
Etymology: sway (II)
1. : a bar attached to the hounds in the rear of the front axle of a wagon so as to slide on the reach as the axle is swung in turning
2. : a steel bar placed near and parallel to an axle of an automotive vehicle to prevent excessive sway in turning

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  • Sway bar — (Vehicles) (a) A bar attached to the hounds, in the rear of the front axle, so as to slide on the reach as the axle is swung in turning the vehicle. (b) Either of the two bars used on couplong the oront ano rear sleds of a logging sled; also, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sway bar — noun Date: 1949 a bar that torsionally couples the right and left front wheel suspensions of an automobile to reduce roll and sway …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sway bar — A round bar which connects the left wheel suspension assembly with the right side. It may be found at the front and/or rear. Its main function is to keep both wheels rolling at the same rate when meeting bumps; but it also affects handling. A… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • sway bar — Auto. See stabilizer bar. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

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  • anti-sway bar — noun a connection between the left and right suspension systems of a road vehicle designed to stabilise it, and reduce roll or sway on corners Syn: anti roll bar …   Wiktionary

  • anti-sway bar — /ænti ˈsweɪ ba/ (say antee sway bah) noun → anti roll bar …  

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