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crashworthiness

[ krash-wur-thee-nis ]
/ ˈkræʃˌwɜr ði nɪs /
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noun
the ability of a car or other vehicle to withstand a collision or crash with minimal bodily injury to its occupants.
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Origin of crashworthiness

First recorded in 1945–50; crash1 + -worthy + -ness

OTHER WORDS FROM crashworthiness

crashworthy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crashworthiness

crashworthiness
/ (ˈkræʃˌwɜːðɪnɪs) /

noun
the ability of a vehicle structure to withstand a crash

Derived forms of crashworthiness

crashworthy, adjective
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