Translation of three-point turn in Spanish:

three-point turn

Pronunciation /ˈθri ˌpɔɪn(t) ˈtərn/


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    maniobra de cambio de sentido de un vehículo en tres movimientos
    • She ambled round the chalet and made a three-point turn on the narrow road of which she was quite proud.
    • Learner drivers took to the roads in a myriad of three-point turns and reversing round corners.
    • The steering column gear change lever betrays its American origins and while perfectly satisfactory most of the time, it can be awkward when making a three-point turn on a narrow street.
    • As if it wasn't hard enough to master the mental torture that is the three-point turn, we learner drivers are now meant to know what goes on under the bonnet of our cars.
    • The result is endless to-ing and fro-ing as three-point turns turn into eight-point turns.
    • The turning circle means every mini roundabout becomes a three-point turn, and at oblique junctions you absolutely cannot see if anything's coming.
    • As I back our minivan into a three-point turn, I fail to see that the tall wildflowers growing at the side of the road are actually rising from a ditch.
    • They are determined to prevent the instructors from encouraging their learners to practise their three-point turns and reversing around corners in the peaceful residential area.
    • At almost the same moment, a gritting lorry drove up the street, performed a three-point turn, and drove back in the other direction.
    • The bus had just done a three-point turn but as it drove back down the road the branches of an overhanging tree hit its roof and smashed several windows.
    • We are in a cul-de-sac and I am frightened about what might happen to children while cars are doing three-point turns.
    • Other drivers did manage to find an alternative route but not without a number of three-point turns.
    • I was making a three-point turn, just like I usually do it, but it went out of control.
    • On our way a pickup truck just ahead of us abruptly reverses into our taxicab with a slam, then does a fast three-point turn over the median.
    • The plan had been to execute a three-point turn, but at an early stage in the manoeuvre I made a misjudgement and reversed on to the sloping lawn in front of the hostel.
    • A man snatched a handbag from the passenger seat of a woman's car as she was making a three-point turn, in the first incident of its kind in Kingston.
    • If it's a driving test you'd probably be better off concentrating on your three-point turn.
    • As you can see from the picture, there is not even any room to do a three-point turn, never mind a high speed stunt!
    • I had aced my emergency stop and my hill start, and we were on our way to do a three-point turn.