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shock absorber
A. piston
B. cylinder
C. piston rod
D. oil

shock absorber

n.
A device used to absorb mechanical shocks, as a hydraulic or pneumatic piston used to dampen the jarring sustained in a moving motor vehicle.

shock absorber

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

shock′ absorb`er


n.
a device for damping sudden and rapid motion, as the recoil of a spring-mounted object from shock.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shock absorber - a mechanical dampershock absorber - a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
air spring, air cushion - a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion
damper, muffler - a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
suspension system, suspension - a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
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shock absorber

shock absorber

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