three-point turn

three-point turn
noun (C) a way of turning your car so that it faces the opposite way, by driving forwards, backwards, and then forwards again

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • three-point turn — noun count a way of turning your car around in which you turn and drive to face one side of the road, then drive backward, and then turn and drive in the direction you came from …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • three-point turn — three point turns N COUNT When the driver of a vehicle does a three point turn, he or she turns the vehicle by driving forwards in a curve, then backwards in a curve, and then forwards in a curve …   English dictionary

  • three-point turn — n a way of turning your car so that it faces the opposite way, by driving forwards, backwards, and then forwards again while turning …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • three-point turn — ► NOUN ▪ a method of turning a vehicle round in a narrow space by moving forwards, backwards, and forwards again in a sequence of arcs …   English terms dictionary

  • three-point turn — noun the act of turning a vehicle around in a limited space by moving in a series of back and forward arcs • Hypernyms: ↑turn, ↑turning * * * three point turn noun The process of turning a vehicle round to face in the opposite direction by moving …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-point turn — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms three point turn : singular three point turn plural three point turns a way of turning your car around in which you turn and drive to face one side of the road, then drive backwards, and then turn and drive in… …   English dictionary

  • three-point turn — noun An act of turning around a car, involving one forward turn and two backward turns (or vice versa) …   Wiktionary

  • three-point turn — /θri pɔɪnt ˈtɜn/ (say three poynt tern) noun the complete reversal of the direction of motion of a vehicle by swinging it round in the road to the opposite kerb, reversing on the opposite lock, and driving off forwards in the new direction …  

  • three-point turn — noun a method of turning a vehicle round in a narrow space by moving forwards, backwards, and forwards again in a sequence of arcs …   English new terms dictionary

  • three-point — adj. Three point is used with these nouns: ↑plan, ↑stance, ↑turn …   Collocations dictionary

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