AskDefine | Define whiplash

The Collaborative Dictionary

Whiplash \Whip"lash`\, n.
The lash of a whip, -- usually made of thongs of leather, or of cords, braided or twisted. [1913 Webster]
a sudden change of direction, resembling the motion of the tip of a whip when it is cracked. [PJC]
a stinging psychological effect reminiscent of being stung by a whip. [PJC]

Word Net

whiplash

Noun

1 an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident) [syn: whiplash injury]
2 a quick blow with a whip [syn: whip, lash]

English

Noun

  1. the lash of a whip
  2. an injury to the upper spine caused by a violent jerk of the head in either a backward or forward or side to side direction

Synonyms

Translations

lash of a whip
whiplash injury
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whiplash in Spanish: Whiplash
whiplash in French: Whiplash
whiplash in Dutch: Whiplash
whiplash in Norwegian: Whiplash
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