road rash

noun

Definition of road rash

: 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 Tucker Sparks,12, is recovering from a fractured skull and road rash. Alex Groth, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Nov. 2021 Jackson underwent brain surgery on Sunday, according to a statement on his GoFundMe page, and his brother suffered a fractured skull and road rash. Sophie Carson, USA TODAY, 25 Nov. 2021 Fields, his body streaked by road rash, sat up for a moment then slumped back down, unconscious. John Branch, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2021 His jersey was shredded by the fall, and his hip and shoulder were bloody with road rash. New York Times, 30 July 2021 Later on, he was spotted back on the road, sporting some cuts and road rash. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, 26 June 2021 Willis sustained a broken nose, road rash, lacerations and bruises during the incident and was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital for treatment. Eric Fleischauer The Decatur Daily, al, 4 June 2021 Motorcycle-specific pants are made with abrasion-resistant materials that will save you from road rash, and most have slots for knee and hip armor. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2021 Motorcycle-specific pants are made with abrasion-resistant materials that will save you from road rash, and most have slots for knee and hip armor. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of road rash

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of road rash was in 1962

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28 Nov 2021

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“Road rash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20rash. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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road rash

noun

Medical Definition of road rash

: 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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