turning circle


turning circle
'turning .circle
also 'turning .radius n
the smallest space in which a vehicle can drive around in a circle

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • turning circle — noun The smallest possible circle in which a vehicle can turn round • • • Main Entry: ↑turn * * * turning circle UK US noun [countable] [singular turning circle plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • turning circle — turning ,circle noun count BRITISH a TURNING RADIUS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • turning circle — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms turning circle : singular turning circle plural turning circles British the smallest amount of space in which a vehicle can move in a complete circle …   English dictionary

  • turning circle — The smallest circle in which a vehicle can turn, i.e., with the wheels on full lock. See turning radius …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • turning circle — noun a) the circular path formed by the wheel furthest from the centre of the turn when turning to the maximum extent b) The path followed by a vessel’s center of gravity when it makes a complete turn of 360° with a consistent rudder …   Wiktionary

  • turning circle — noun the smallest circle in which a vehicle or vessel can turn without reversing …   English new terms dictionary

  • turning circle — noun (C) the smallest space in which a vehicle can drive around in a circle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Turning radius — The turning radius or turning circle of a vehicle is the radius of the smallest circular turn (ie. U turn) that the vehicle is capable of making.It is often used as a generalized term rather than a numerical figure. For example, a vehicle with a… …   Wikipedia

  • turning — n. 1 a a road that branches off another. b a place where this occurs. 2 a use of the lathe. b (in pl.) chips or shavings from a lathe. Phrases and idioms: turning circle the smallest circle in which a vehicle can turn without reversing. turning… …   Useful english dictionary

  • circle — See base circle bolt hole circle cam heel hole circle pitch circle diameter pitch circle traffic circle turning circle wheel bolt hole circle …   Dictionary of automotive terms