precrash

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ crash

Adjective[edit]

precrash ‎(not comparable)

  1. Before a collision involving a vehicle.
    • 2007 June 22, David W. Chen, “Officials Find Lapses by Trooper Who Drove Corzine in Parkway Accident”, in New York Times[1]:
      “As a result, I must conclude that Trooper II Rasinski’s precrash driving conduct was culpably inefficient and in violation of the division’s rules and regulations,” he continued.
  2. Before a financial crash.
    • 2009 March 15, Jonathan Mahler, “After the Bubble”, in New York Times[2]:
      The “greed is good,” precrash 1980s brought another real estate boom to New York, though one with a limited impact on the physical appearance of the city.