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Capable of withstanding the effects of a crash: crashworthy cars.

crash′wor′thi·ness n.


(Automotive Engineering) the ability of a vehicle structure to withstand a crash
ˈcrashˌworthy adj


(ˈkræʃˌwɜr ði nɪs)

the ability of a car or other vehicle to withstand a crash with minimal bodily injury to its occupants.
crash′wor`thy, adj.
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