crashworthy

adjective

crash·​wor·​thy ˈkrash-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce crashworthy (audio)
: resistant to the effects of collision
crashworthy cars
crashworthiness noun

Examples of crashworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The troop seats and retracting landing gear are also engineered to be crashworthy. Allison Barrie, Fox News, 13 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crashworthy was in 1966

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“Crashworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crashworthy. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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