crash helmet
noun Date: circa 1918 a helmet that is worn (as by motorcyclists) as protection for the head in the event of an accident

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • crash helmet — crash helmets N COUNT A crash helmet is a helmet that motorcyclists wear in order to protect their heads if they have an accident …   English dictionary

  • crash helmet — ► NOUN ▪ a helmet worn by a motorcyclist to protect the head …   English terms dictionary

  • crash helmet — n. a thickly padded, protective helmet worn by racing car drivers, motorcyclists, aviators, etc …   English World dictionary

  • crash helmet — crash .helmet n a very strong hard hat that protects your head, and is worn by racing car drivers, people riding ↑motorcycles etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crash helmet — crash ,helmet noun count a hard round hat that you wear to protect your head while driving a MOTORCYCLE or RACE CAR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crash helmet — noun a padded helmet worn by people riding bicycles or motorcycles; protects the head in case of accidents • Hypernyms: ↑helmet • Hyponyms: ↑skid lid * * * noun, pl ⋯ mets [count] : a very strong, hard hat that is worn to protect your head when… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crash helmet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms crash helmet : singular crash helmet plural crash helmets a hard round hat that you wear to protect your head while driving a motorcycle or racing car …   English dictionary

  • crash helmet — crash′ hel met n. aum a helmet to protect the head, worn by motorcyclists, automobile racers, etc • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • crash helmet — noun a helmet worn by a motorcyclist to protect the head in case of a crash …   English new terms dictionary

  • crash helmet — /ˈkræʃ hɛlmət/ (say krash helmuht) noun a helmet worn by motorcyclists, racing drivers and others, to protect the head in the event of a crash …   Australian English dictionary

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