crumple zones

pl n

parts of a motor vehicle, at the front and the rear, that are designed to crumple in a collision, thereby absorbing the impact

Nearby words

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  2. crummy,
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  4. crumpet,
  5. crumple,
  6. crumpled,
  7. crunch,
  8. crunch numbers,
  9. crunch time,
  10. cruncher

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