body roll

The rocking or tilting motion of a vehicle when it goes around the corner

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Body roll — On wheeled or tracked vehicles, body roll is a reference to the load transfer of a vehicle towards the outside of a turn. When a vehicle is fitted with a suspension, it works to keep the wheels or tracks in contact with the road, providing grip… …   Wikipedia

  • Roll cage — Roll bar redirects here. For the suspension component called a roll bar, see sway bar. A roll cage is a specially constructed frame built in or around the cab of a vehicle to protect the occupants from being injured in an accident, particularly… …   Wikipedia

  • roll — The motion of a vehicle in which the springs on one side of the vehicle compress while the springs on the other side extend. If the roll is extensive, the vehicle will fall on its side. Also less accurately called sway or lean, it occurs in… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • roll-on — 1. adjective Applied by means of a ball that can be rotated to pick up liquid from the inner reservoir. 2. noun a) A type of corset which is rolled on to the body. Roll ons and lastex corsets in tube form were a lighter type of corset mostly worn …   Wiktionary

  • roll steer — A characteristic of handling which gives a slight improvement to steering as the suspension moves in body roll. Sometimes a bad roll steer occurs when the suspension is poorly designed. A steering effect induced by load transference from side to… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Roll — Roll, n. [F. r[^o]le a roll (in sense 3), fr. L. rotulus ? little wheel, LL., a roll, dim. of L. rota a wheel. See {Roll}, v., and cf. {R[^o]le}, {Rouleau}, {Roulette}.] 1. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a ball; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roll call — Roll Roll, n. [F. r[^o]le a roll (in sense 3), fr. L. rotulus ? little wheel, LL., a roll, dim. of L. rota a wheel. See {Roll}, v., and cf. {R[^o]le}, {Rouleau}, {Roulette}.] 1. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Body Worlds — (German title: Körperwelten) is a traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts that are prepared using a technique called plastination to reveal inner anatomical structures. The exhibition s developer and promoter is a German… …   Wikipedia

  • roll with the punches — (of a boxer) to move the body away to cushion the impact of the opponent s blows (also figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑roll * * * roll with the punches phrase to accept both the good and the bad that life, or a situation, brings Being an actor… …   Useful english dictionary

  • roll — ► VERB 1) move by turning over and over on an axis. 2) move forward on wheels or with a smooth, undulating motion. 3) (of a moving ship, aircraft, or vehicle) sway on an axis parallel to the direction of motion. 4) (of a machine or device) begin… …   English terms dictionary

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