shock absorber(redirected from Shock absorbance)
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A device used to absorb mechanical shocks, as a hydraulic or pneumatic piston used to dampen the jarring sustained in a moving motor vehicle.
(Mechanical Engineering) any device designed to absorb mechanical shock, esp one fitted to a motor vehicle to damp the recoil of the suspension springs
a device for damping sudden and rapid motion, as the recoil of a spring-mounted object from shock.
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|Noun||1.||shock absorber - a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"|
damper, muffler - a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations