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shock absorber

noun, Machinery
1.
a device for damping sudden and rapid motion, as the recoil of a spring-mounted object from shock.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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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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