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crashworthiness

[krash-wur-th ee-nis] /ˈkræʃˌwɜr ði nɪs/
noun
1.
the ability of a car or other vehicle to withstand a collision or crash with minimal bodily injury to its occupants.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; crash1 + -worthy + -ness
Related forms
crashworthy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crash-worthiness

crashworthiness

/ˈkræʃˌwɜːðɪnɪs/
noun
1.
the ability of a vehicle structure to withstand a crash
Derived Forms
crashworthy, adjective
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