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crashworthiness

[krash-wur-th ee-nis]
noun
  1. 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
Related formscrash·wor·thy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crashworthiness

crashworthiness

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