Definition of handbrake turn in English:
A skidding turn in a fast-moving car, typically through 180°, effected by a sudden application of the handbrake.
- 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.