crumple zone

noun

Definition of crumple zone

: a section of an automobile body designed to absorb the force of an impact in order to protect the passengers

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First Known Use of crumple zone

1973


CRUMPLE ZONE Defined for English Language Learners

crumple zone

noun

Definition of crumple zone for English Language Learners

  • : the front part of a vehicle that is designed to bend easily in an accident so that the people inside are protected


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