crash pad

noun

Definition of crash pad 

1 : protective padding (as on the inside of an automobile or a tank)

2 : a place to stay temporarily

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Dependent on crash pads, and seemingly able to be wherever something was happening and enrich it, Basquiat exhibited a thrilling knack for absorption and reconstitution. Robert Abele, chicagotribune.com, "'Boom for Real' review: Jean-Michel Basquiat, before he was famous," 19 June 2018 Dependent on crash pads, and seemingly able to be wherever something was happening and enrich it, Basquiat exhibited a thrilling knack for absorption and reconstitution. Robert Abele, chicagotribune.com, "'Boom for Real' review: Jean-Michel Basquiat, before he was famous," 19 June 2018 Dependent on crash pads, and seemingly able to be wherever something was happening and enrich it, Basquiat exhibited a thrilling knack for absorption and reconstitution. Robert Abele, chicagotribune.com, "'Boom for Real' review: Jean-Michel Basquiat, before he was famous," 19 June 2018 Dependent on crash pads, and seemingly able to be wherever something was happening and enrich it, Basquiat exhibited a thrilling knack for absorption and reconstitution. Robert Abele, latimes.com, "‘Boom for Real’ dives into a teenage Basquiat’s energetic, emergent brilliance," 10 May 2018 Denver’s newest crash pad, The Ramble, isn't just another boutique hotel in another city. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Death and Co.'s Arrival May Turn Denver Into a Cocktail City," 27 Apr. 2018 The lobbyist owners of Scott Pruitt’s crash pad allowed Sen. Mike Crapo to host fundraisers at their Capitol Hill condo, seemingly at no cost. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "Complaint claims Idaho senator didn’t report donated time at DC condo | Idaho Statesman," 19 Apr. 2018 Paul and Chris had a favorite crash pad in Costa Rica, and Paul contacted the property manager to check if his brother had made any arrangements for a February surf trip. James Vlahos, GQ, "The Mystery of the Killer Vacation," 18 Apr. 2018 As the wait for firetrucks dragged on for close to an hour, people on the upper floors started to fling their mattresses out the windows and use them as crash pads. Bradley Hope, WSJ, "World’s Biggest Oil Company Promised Expats Idyllic Lifestyle—Then Fire Erupted," 28 Sep. 2017

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1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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