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shock absorber

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

First recorded in 1905–10
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Related Words for shock absorber

cushion, spring

British Dictionary definitions for shock absorber

shock absorber

noun
  1. 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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