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CRASH - The acronym C RA SH refers to a hand with a two-suited suited shape.  These hands have one of three different shapes, defined by the letters of CRASH:

First step

Color

Second step

RAnk

Third step

SHape

One common use for CRASH is over opponent's strong 1 Club system using the following conventional meaning:

Second Seat Fourth Seat over 1 Diamond response
Bid

Meaning

Bid

Meaning

Double

Suits have same Color

  Double

Suits have same Color

1D

Suits have same RAnk

  1N

Suits have same RAnk

1 Major

Values in that major

  1 Major

Values in that major

1N

Suits have same SHape

  2C

Suits have same SHape

Note - other conventions are also in use and other bids describe additional hands.

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