from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an injury to the neck caused by the sudden motion of the head backward and forward, as occurs to the occupants of a vehicle hit from behind by another vehicle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
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