Definition of crush space in English:

crush space


  • 1Space in a motor vehicle between occupants and a point of impact that can absorb some of the shock of collision.

    ‘But at Volvo, nothing is more sacred than human occupants, so powertrains are freely modified to add crush space or reduce cabin intrusion.’
    • ‘Even if they could have shoehorned a conventional V - 8 into the engine compartment, it wouldn't leave enough crush space to absorb energy in a crash.’
    • ‘In safety terms, that means plenty of "crush space," which softens the impact.’
  • 2Space in the common area of a performance venue that can accommodate the largest crowd expected.

    ‘At the front of house, the scope of work planned includes: Reconfiguration of the Tay Street entrance to increase the crush space in the foyers.’
    • ‘In the "crush space," a principal meeting place for students and faculty, full-height south-facing windows provide passive heating in winter.’