crash pad


: protective padding (as on the inside of an automobile or a tank)
: a place to stay temporarily

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But that roomier fit also allowed for a pair of crash pad shorts to readily slip under them. Nikki Rohan, Outside Online, 14 Oct. 2022 And Rainbow sandals will always be first in my pack for bouldering—they’re so light and easy to slide into a crash pad! Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, 26 Apr. 2022 The vibe is low-key, and the hotel is within walking distance from his crash pad. Gerrick Kennedy, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 July 2022 Compass says Frank Sinatra, Carol Burnett and Oprah Winfrey have used the residence as a crash pad over the past three decades. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 30 June 2022 During the summer of love, the stately building functioned as a free hippie crash pad. Lauren Hepler, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2022 Plus, the sneaker's rubber outsole is equipped with a traction pattern and crash pad for additional support. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 8 Mar. 2022 Etzel reduced weight in his Tacoma by using his bouldering crash pad as a mattress. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 10 Sep. 2014 Mounds of snow shoveled into the corners of the Airport Heights Elementary School ice rink made for a perfect crash pad and lounge as children skated Friday. Emily Mesner, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crash pad was in 1939

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“Crash pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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