Crash-pad



noun
1.
Slang. a place to sleep or live temporarily and at no cost.
2.
padding inside cars, tanks, or the like, for protecting passengers in the event of an accident, sudden stop, etc.
noun
1.
(slang) a place to sleep or live temporarily

noun phrase

A place to sleep or live for a day or so, esp for young people traveling about more or less aimlessly and with little money: discouraging intinerant filmmakers, homeless poets, and hangers-on of all kinds from using the room as a crash pad (1960s+ Counterculture)
A free, temporary lodging place, as in The company maintains several crash pads for employees from out-of-town divisions. This expression originally referred to a place affording runaways, drug addicts, and the like somewhere to crash in the sense of “sleep.” In time it also was used more broadly, as in the example. [ ; 1960s ]

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