Definition of crashworthy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkraSHˌwərT͟Hē/


(Of a vehicle or an aircraft) relatively well able to withstand a crash.
Example sentences
  • High-energy-absorbing, crashworthy materials have been looked at by the Ultralight Car Body Structures Project at MIT's Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory since 1997.
  • The first phase of the program runs through October, concentrating on creating a crashworthy composite front end module modeled after an existing production design.
  • A larger and/or heavier car will generally be more crashworthy but pose a larger threat in terms of aggressivity.

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Syllabification: crash·wor·thy

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