crash pad


Definition of crash pad

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

Examples of crash pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nicky Cherry and her husband Ian, both 57, have owned a London crash pad for 15 years. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "An English Couple Grew Up, and So Did Their London Loft," 30 July 2020 The cocoon bean bag chair, made by Jaxx, is both the ideal crash pad for a nap and perfect seating for watching movies. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "You Can Buy a Six-Foot Cocoon Bean Bag Chair on Amazon and It Looks Extremely Cozy," 30 June 2020 Scores of people mill around on the thick crash pads, chatting, waiting their turn and offering the odd shout of encouragement to those clinging on to the colourful plastic holds that festoon a series of plywood walls. The Economist, "New Olympic sports adjust to the limelight," 31 Dec. 2019 Bring your crash pad because many good climbers miss this move and come plummeting down. Brian E. Clark, Los Angeles Times, "Ready to go beyond your climbing gym? Meet Southern California’s rock stars," 12 Oct. 2019 Climbers from all over sat on crash pads, sipping steamy beverages from their thermoses. Sasha Digiulian, Outside Online, "Why Sasha DiGiulian Lobbies Congress in Her Free Time," 13 Nov. 2019 The beginner boulders are relatively small (around 15 feet tall), and climbers usually place crash pads on the ground to cushion falls. Brian E. Clark, Los Angeles Times, "Ready to go beyond your climbing gym? Meet Southern California’s rock stars," 12 Oct. 2019 When Airbnb started in 2008, the idea of turning your house into a crash pad, or paying a few hundred dollars to sleep in a stranger’s guest room, was still fringe. Wired, "Welcome to the 'Airbnb for Everything' Age," 3 Oct. 2019 For the older set, Teen Zone is a crash pad with social media suites, air hockey and foosball. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "After Hurricane Irma, St. Martin resorts have rebuilt to become bigger and better," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of crash pad

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Aug 2020

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“Crash pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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