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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crashworthiness noun

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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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