pre·​crash ˌprē-ˈkrash How to pronounce precrash (audio)
variants or pre-crash
: existing, occurring, or done before a crash (such as a car crash or an economic crash)
precrash scenarios used to increase safety technology
precrash unemployment rates
… index of 110 junk bonds showed that prices were almost back to their pre-crash levels.Ford S. Worthy

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precrash was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Precrash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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