three-point turn


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three-point turn

n
(Automotive Engineering) a turn reversing the direction of motion of a motor vehicle using forward and reverse gears alternately, and completed after only three movements
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Noun1.three-point turn - the act of turning a vehicle around in a limited space by moving in a series of back and forward arcs
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
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Translations

three-point turn

[ˌθriːpɔɪntˈtɜːn] N (Aut) → cambio m de sentido haciendo tres maniobras
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three-point turn

[ˌθriːpɔɪntˈtɜːn] n (Aut) → inversione a U (eseguita in tre manovre)
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Footage shows the Biffa truck carrying out a three-point turn in Reddicap Hill at around 6.30am on April 4.
Michael Friel, 57, performed a three-point turn on the A1 dual carriageway near Dunbar, East Lothian, before smashing into Meghan Ambrozevich-Blair's car.
"Imagine a rainy day where visibility outside your rear window is not so good and the build-up of traffic such that when you do that three-point turn with a reverse you don't notice that child or that cycle.
It has emerged Miller was also one of the country's worst illegal clampers, even once attempting to clamp a driver doing a three-point turn. He was jailed for three years in 2005 for blackmailing motorists he had clamped.
Meanwhile, singer, dancer and former Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt attempts to do a three-point turn in a tractor.
"I have seen numerous cars stopping and doing a three-point turn in the road with oncoming traffic heading towards them from the A194," said Mr Young.
AN Uber driver performed a dangerous three-point turn on a slip road on one of the North East's busiest highways.
Bhawna Sodhi, 40, stopped at a pottery shop at Mainsriddle, near Kirkbean, on the Solway coast to pick up some souvenirs and when she returned to her car did a three-point turn across the road into the path of a motorcycle.
The revisions to the driving test - only the eighth time it has been updated since tests began in 1935 - also include an end to the socalled three-point turn and reverse around a corner manoeuvres which are to be replaced with one of three possible reversing exercises, including parallel or bay parking.
The hapless driver was seen on his walkie-talkie calling for help after trying to pull off a three-point turn in New Street, Kenilworth, part of which is currently closed for roadworks.