crash test dummy

Definition of crash test dummy

  1. :  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

crashplay
  1. :  to break violently and noisily :  smash

    :  to damage (an airplane) in landing

    :  to cause to make a loud noise

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

    :  a breaking to pieces by or as if by collision

    :  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

testplay
  1. :  a means of testing: such as

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

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

  1. :  to put to test or proof :  try

    :  to require a doctrinal oath of

    :  to undergo a test

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

    :  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)

dummyplay
  1. :  a person who is habitually silent

    :  a stupid person

    :  the exposed hand in bridge played by the declarer in addition to his or her own hand

  1. :  having the appearance of being real :  artificial

    :  existing in name only :  fictitious

    :  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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