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 Bargatze then entered the stage wearing a crash helmet. Vulture, 3 Apr. 2022 Speed with only a crash helmet, skin-tight racing suit and a bit of padding for protection. Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2022 There at the Capitol, too, was Jeffrey Sabol, 51, wearing a crash helmet and carrying a backpack containing a two-way radio, an earpiece and a bundle of zip ties. New York Times, 16 Oct. 2021 In the past, her stunts have included turning up parliament in a bullet proof vest and crash helmet, calling out opposition deputies with a megaphone and staging numerous sit-ins to protest the Islamists’ presence in the chamber. Time, 30 July 2021 He was dressed in a hospital gown, crash helmet and boots. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 28 Jan. 2021 View finders, designed to get close to the crash helmet, aid focusing. James Joseph, Popular Mechanics, 31 Dec. 2020 As if this wasn't enough, the jetographer is burdened by his crash helmet which makes view-finding tough. James Joseph, Popular Mechanics, 31 Dec. 2020 Fully unleashed, the Black Series's engine delivers predictably forceful longitudinal loadings, combining organ-sloshing G-forces with a soundtrack that, even experienced through the insulation of a crash helmet, comes close to being painful. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 4 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crash helmet was circa 1918

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“Crash helmet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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