road rash

noun

: mild to severe skin abrasion resulting from a fall (as from a bicycle or motorcycle) which usually involves sliding on a hard rough surface

Examples of road rash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moderate road rash: Moderate or second-degree road rash involves deeper abrasions that extend beyond the top layer of skin. Thomas J. Henry Personal Injury Law, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 The first man — Sebastián Hernandez, 23 of Hammond — suffered severe road rash and a possible broken left arm, according to the release. Michelle L. Quinn, Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Severe road rash: Severe or third-degree road rash involves extensive damage to the skin and underlying tissues. Thomas J. Henry Personal Injury Law, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 She is believed to sustained the road rash prior to her death, the report said. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2023 Treatment for road rash Proper and prompt treatment of road rash is crucial to prevent infection, promote healing and minimize scarring. Thomas J. Henry Personal Injury Law, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 Garret, who suffered severe road rash and skin lacerations in the accident, is also recovering at home in Utah, along with his son, WCSC reported. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 15 May 2023 Bass and Lewis shared photos of their injuries — road rash and a swollen knee for Bass, a bruised ankle for Lewis. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, 8 July 2020 Many of the greyhounds have scars or road rash, which Kiburtz said could have come from falling off the truck. Los Angeles Times, 6 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of road rash was in 1962

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“Road rash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20rash. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

road rash

noun
: mild to severe skin abrasion resulting from a fall (as from a bicycle or motorcycle) which usually involves sliding on a hard, rough surface
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