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shock absorber

noun, Machinery
a device for damping sudden and rapid motion, as the recoil of a spring-mounted object from shock.
Origin of shock absorber
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The inner suspension system is designed as a shock absorber.
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  • The subcutaneous tissue also acts as a shock absorber.
  • Due to the limited elasticity of the web lanyard, fall protection without the use of a shock absorber is not recommended.
  • These bills are equipped with a special shock absorber that prevents injury to the brain.
British Dictionary definitions for shock absorber

shock absorber

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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