road-rash

road rash

An abrasion on some area of one's skin resulting from falling off of a non-enclosed vehicle (such as a bicycle, motorcycle, skateboard, etc.) and onto the pavement. A: "I just ended up with a bit of road rash on my arm." B: "You're lucky you didn't get killed! Next time, you wear your helmet on that bike, do you hear me?" My motorcycle slipped on some gravel and I went skidding on my back about 100 feet down the road. I got such bad road rash that I had to get a skin graft!
See also: rash, road

road-rash

n. an injury from contact with the ground, as in motorcycling or biking. Shane picked up a bit of road rash when she fell off her bike.
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The collarbone is broken and I have a little bit of road-rash abrasions,'' Armstrong said as he left Valladolid University Hospital.
MMO was completely protected from road-rash injury by personal protective equipment: light-colored long-sleeve shirt and pants, boots, leather gloves, DoT-approved helmet, and goggles.
His body also had road-rash consistent with being struck by a vehicle.