crashworthy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From crash +‎ -worthy.

Adjective[edit]

crashworthy (comparative more crashworthy, superlative most crashworthy)

  1. (of a vehicle) Capable of withstanding a crash.
    • 1998, Athanasios G. Mamalis, Crashworthiness of composite thin-walled structural components:
      Knowledge, therefore, of the conditions prevailing, which are not uniquely defined during the static or dynamic axial collapse, leads to an estimate of the mechanical response and the crashworthy behaviour of the structural component [...]
  2. (of a social event) Worthy of being gatecrashed.

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