crash test dummy

noun

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

Examples of crash test dummy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crash test dummy in the rear seat of the Sonata displayed submarining and the rear shoulder belt moved toward the dummy's neck. Andrew Beckford, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2023 An understudy would have been drafted to act as Haaland’s crash test dummy. Rory Smith, New York Times, 9 May 2023 Last October during a test at Talladega Superspeedway, AB Dynamics outfitted a Next Gen car with electric motors, robots essentially, and a crash test dummy then programmed it to crash into a wall at 130 mph. Greg Engle, Forbes, 16 July 2022 However the Ravens want to drive downfield in 2021, the Raiders might be an ideal crash test dummy for Week 1. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 13 Sep. 2021 The Tesla Bot, which looks kind of like a futuristic crash test dummy, will reportedly measure 5-foot 8-inches tall and is a fraction shorter than the average US man. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Aug. 2021 Idiot Coin would be a crash test dummy designed to underscore the wisdom of seatbelts. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2021

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“Crash test dummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crash%20test%20dummy. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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