Definition of handbrake turn in English:

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handbrake turn



A skidding turn in a fast-moving car, typically through 180°, effected by a sudden application of the handbrake.
Example sentences
  • With the full showcase now available, Sia has pulled a handbrake turn and skidded neatly in to the space marked ‘this year's diva’.
  • He would rive along the track for a few yards then do a handbrake turn to turn around and then go down and do the same again, going back and fore.
  • A motorist has been fined £350 after being caught performing an illegal handbrake turn in Trowbridge then forging the MOT certificate he was asked to present to police.
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