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Definition of crumple zone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

crumple zone

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkrʌmpl zəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrʌmpl zoʊn//
 
Parts of a car, Motoring problems and accidents
 
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the part of a car that is designed to crumple easily if there is an accident, to protect the people in the car See related entries: Parts of a car, Motoring problems and accidents
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crumple zone