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noun
Slang. a place to sleep or live temporarily and at no cost.
padding inside cars, tanks, or the like, for protecting passengers in the event of an accident, sudden stop, etc.
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Origin of crash pad

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for crash pad

crash pad

noun
slang a place to sleep or live temporarily
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Other Idioms and Phrases with crash pad

crash pad

A free, temporary lodging place, as in The company maintains several crash pads for employees from out-of-town divisions. This expression originally referred to a place affording runaways, drug addicts, and the like somewhere to crash in the sense of “sleep.” In time it also was used more broadly, as in the example. [Slang; 1960s]

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