Definition of crash-test in English:


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[with object]
Deliberately crash (a new vehicle) under controlled conditions in order to evaluate and improve its ability to withstand impact: countless prototypes were crash-tested and special shock-absorbing crumple zones were developed
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  • How is it possible, in these times when mainstream manufacturers must spend millions rigorously crash-testing cars from every angle to meet European rules, to legally drive a bed down the road?
  • Each year, NCAP crash-tests all new car models to see how they protect drivers and passengers who are wearing seatbelts.
  • It can deal with accidents, breakdowns or theft through its back-up antenna, and it has even been crash-tested at Volvo's safety centre so that it remains functional after an accident.


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(crash test) An instance of crash-testing a vehicle.
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  • None of the latter vehicles have gone through crash tests for the reason that such tests are not done in India since there are no facilities for conducting such tests.
  • Let's take a look at the crash test for a second vehicle, that's the Land Rover Freelander.
  • It had taken 13 years, 250 whole-vehicle crash tests, 2,500 sled tests and seven million vehicle kilometres to develop a sensor that set off an airbag in 30 milliseconds.

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