crashworthiness

[ krash-wur-th ee-nis ]
/ ˈkræʃˌwɜr ði nɪs /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. crashaw,
  2. crashaw, richard,
  3. crashing,
  4. crashingly,
  5. crashproof,
  6. crasis,
  7. crass,
  8. crassitude,
  9. crassulacean acid metabolism,
  10. crassulaceous

Origin of crashworthiness

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

Related formscrash·wor·thy, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for crashworthiness

crashworthiness

/ (ˈkræʃˌwɜːðɪnɪs) /

noun

the ability of a vehicle structure to withstand a crash
Derived Formscrashworthy, adjective

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