crash·​wor·​thy | \ ˈkrash-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce crashworthy (audio) \

Definition of crashworthy

: resistant to the effects of collision crashworthy cars

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Other Words from crashworthy

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, "New King Stallion helicopter boosts Marines’ aerial power," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of crashworthy

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crashworthy was in 1966

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“Crashworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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