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Noun: whiplash  'wip,lash
  1. An injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
    - whiplash injury
  2. A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    "the whiplash raised a red welt";
    - whip, lash

Derived forms: whiplashes

Type of: blow, harm, hurt, injury, trauma

Encyclopedia: Whiplash