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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An energy-absorbing collapsible steering column, front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones, and side-impact door beams add an extra layer of safety. star-telegram, "Toyota Camry Hybrid returns for 2018 with the same makeover as the Camry | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Apr. 2018 The Sentra also comes with child-safe rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones; the Nissan Immobilizer and anti-theft alarm systems; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Nissan’s Sentra NISMO sport sedan returns for 2018 with extra features | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Jan. 2018 The Sentra also comes with child-safe rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones; the Nissan Immobilizer and anti-theft alarm systems; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Nissan’s Sentra NISMO sport sedan returns for 2018 with extra features | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Jan. 2018 Not that safety wasn’t a concern: The Slingshot has a structural roll hoop, crumple zones, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, and seat belts. Alex Davies, WIRED, "The Delightfully Nonsensical Slingshot Might Just Be the Future of Driving," 4 July 2018 Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, hood-buckling creases and safety stops, energy-absorbing steering column, and high-strength side-door guard beams help protect occupants, along with all the standard air bags. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Nissan Armada full-size SUV has plentyof room for the family, lots of technology," 17 June 2018 The Sentra also comes with child-safe rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones; the Nissan Immobilizer and anti-theft alarm systems; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Nissan’s Sentra NISMO sport sedan returns for 2018 with extra features | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Jan. 2018 The Sentra also comes with child-safe rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones; the Nissan Immobilizer and anti-theft alarm systems; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Nissan’s Sentra NISMO sport sedan returns for 2018 with extra features | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Jan. 2018 The Sentra also comes with child-safe rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones; the Nissan Immobilizer and anti-theft alarm systems; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Nissan’s Sentra NISMO sport sedan returns for 2018 with extra features | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Jan. 2018

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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crumple zone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crumple zone

: 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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