crash helmet

noun
a helmet for protecting the head in the event of an accident, worn by motorcyclists, automobile racers, etc.

Origin:
1915–20

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crash helmet
 
n
a padded helmet worn for motorcycling, flying, bobsleighing, etc, to protect the head in a crash

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Example sentences
The driver wears a race fire suit, crash helmet, and neck brace.
The decedent was not wearing a crash helmet or protective eyewear.
Children should always wear a crash helmet when riding bikes.
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