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crumple zone

Syllabification: crum·ple zone

Definition of crumple zone in English:

noun

A part of a motor vehicle, especially the extreme front and rear, designed to crumple easily in a crash and absorb the main force of an impact.
Example sentences
  • Alternatively, the crumple zone in the larger vehicle can be designed to crush at the same rate and degree as that of a lighter car, so that they absorb the same amount of energy.
  • Since you don't have a crumple zone, the material has to take in all the force/energy and transfer it.
  • What we have done in the front is we have a structure that is very similar to a car structure, which means that it has a crumple zone.

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