crash test dummy

Definition of crash test dummy

:a life-size model of a person used in tests to see what happens to people when a car gets into an accident

Word by Word Definitions

crash play
  1. : to break violently and noisily : smash

  2. : to damage (an airplane) in landing

  3. : to cause to make a loud noise

  1. : a loud sound (as of things smashing)

  2. : a breaking to pieces by or as if by collision

  3. : an instance of crashing

  1. : marked by a concerted effort and effected in the shortest possible time especially to meet emergency conditions

  1. : a coarse fabric used for draperies, toweling, and clothing and for strengthening joints of cased-in books

test play
  1. : a means of testing: such as

  2. : something (such as a series of questions or exercises) for measuring the skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes of an individual or group

  3. : a procedure, reaction, or reagent used to identify or characterize a substance or constituent

  1. : to put to test or proof : try

  2. : to require a doctrinal oath of

  3. : to undergo a test

  1. : of, relating to, or constituting a test

  2. : subjected to, used for, or revealed by testing

  1. : an external hard or firm covering (such as a shell) of many invertebrates (such as a foraminifer or a mollusk)

dummy play
  1. : a person who is incapable of speaking

  2. : a person who is habitually silent

  3. : a stupid person

  1. : having the appearance of being real : artificial

  2. : existing in name only : fictitious

  3. : apparently acting for oneself while really acting for or at the direction of another

  1. : to make a dummy (see 1dummy 5) of (something, such as a publication)


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