crash helmet


Definition of crash helmet

: a helmet that is worn (as by motorcyclists) as protection for the head in the event of an accident

Examples of crash helmet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her crew: five grim gladiators in crash helmets, the new face of the America's Cup. Luke O'brien, Town & Country, "Hot Pursuit," 1 Sep. 2013 Motorbike boots, jeans, leather jacket, holding a crash helmet, slightly greying hair tucked behind his ears. Longreads, "Viv Albertine on Dating Again in Her 50s," 15 June 2018 But because today’s risk-averse middle-class parents put crash helmets on their tykes riding tricycles, football participation will skew to the uninformed and economically desperate. George Will, National Review, "As Brain Injuries Increase, National Enthusiasm for Football Fades," 2 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of crash helmet

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crash helmet was circa 1918

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“Crash helmet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crash helmet

: a very strong, hard hat that is worn to protect your head when you are riding a bicycle, motorcycle, etc.

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