shock absorber


noun Machinery.

a device for damping sudden and rapid motion, as the recoil of a spring-mounted object from shock.

Nearby words

  1. shoal,
  2. shoaly,
  3. shoat,
  4. shochet,
  5. shock,
  6. shock front,
  7. shock jock,
  8. shock lung,
  9. shock radio,
  10. shock therapy

Origin of shock absorber

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for shock absorber

shock absorber

noun

any device designed to absorb mechanical shock, esp one fitted to a motor vehicle to damp the recoil of the suspension springs
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