whiplash

Primary Meanings of whiplash

1.
n
an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
2.
n
a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
Full Definitions of whiplash
1

n an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)

Synonyms:
whiplash injury
Type of:
harm, hurt, injury, trauma
any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
2

n a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

Synonyms:
lash, whip
Type of:
blow
a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

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