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crashworthiness

[ krash-wur-thee-nis ]

noun

  1. the ability of a car or other vehicle to withstand a collision or crash with minimal bodily injury to its occupants.


crashworthiness

/ ˈkræʃˌwɜːðɪnɪs /

noun

  1. the ability of a vehicle structure to withstand a crash


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Derived Forms

  • ˈcrashˌworthy, adjective
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Other Words From

  • crashworthy adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of crashworthiness1

First recorded in 1945–50; crash 1 + -worthy + -ness

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