Definition of Accident-prone

1. Adjective. Having more than the average number of accidents.

Similar to: Inclined

Definition of Accident-prone

1. Adjective. Susceptible to a greater than normal number of accidents or mishaps. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a greater than normal incidence of accidents. ¹

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Medical Definition of Accident-prone

1. 1. Having a greater number of accidents than would be expected of the average person in similar circumstances. 2. Having personality characteristics predisposing one to accidents. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accident-prone

accessory thyroid gland
accessory tragus
accessory tubercle
accessory vertebral vein
accessory visual apparatus
accessory volar ligaments
accident-prone (current term)
accident and emergency
accident blackspot
accident blackspots
accident neurosis
accident of birth
accident proneness
accident surgery
accident waiting to happen
accidental abortion
accidental falls
accidental host
accidental hypothermia
accidental image

Literary usage of Accident-prone

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Prone is used chiefly in the sense of”having a tendency or inclination,” as in “prone to worry” or “accident-prone.” Supine is used chiefly in the sense of ..."

2. Accident Precursor Analysis and Management: Reducing Technological Risk by Vicki M. Bier, Howard Kunreuther, James R. Phimister (2004)
"However, in general terms, vulnerability connotes the manifestation of the state of the system so that it could fail or be harmed by an accident-prone ..."

3. Capital (1888)
"One of the highly-accident prone industries in India is the building- construction industry where accidents occur top frequently. ..."

4. All Adventure: She Who Must Be Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard (2001)
""The Diary of a Nobody" by George & Weedon Grossmith This comic novel presents the details of English suburban life through the anxious and accident-prone ..."

5. Young Drivers: The Road to Safety by Oecd, OECD/ECMT Transport Research Centre, Evropská konference ministrů dopravy, Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations (2006)
"Tillman, WA and GE Hobbs, (1949), "The Accident Prone Automobile Driver", in American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 106, pp. 321-331. Turnbridge, RJ and DJ. ..."

6. Energy Policies of Iea Countries: Turkey 2001 Review by Iea (2001)
"... have environmental benefits, since the most significant alternatives rely on tanker transport through the already congested and accident-prone Bosporus. ..."

7. A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Barry Boyce (2004)
"Even then, I would not take children to the Galápagos unless they were extremely well-behaved, tended to not be "accident-prone," and had a demonstrated ..."

8. Finland by Patrik Andersson (2004)
"On the other hand, older men are overrepresented in the industrial sector (eg manufacturing and construction), which may be more accident-prone (see Chapter ..."

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