Definition of Shock absorber

1. Noun. A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses. "The old car needed a new set of shocks"

Exact synonyms: Cushion, Shock
Specialized synonyms: Air Cushion, Air Spring
Generic synonyms: Damper, Muffler
Group relationships: Suspension, Suspension System
Derivative terms: Cushion

Definition of Shock absorber

1. Noun. A mechanical device designed to smooth out or damp any sudden shock impulse and dissipate kinetic energy; usually consists of a combination of a spring and a dashpot ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shock Absorber

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shoaling waves
shock absorber (current term)
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Literary usage of Shock absorber

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Illustrated Technical Dictionary in Six Languages, English, German, French by Kurt Deinhardt, Alfred Schlomann (1910)
"pneumatischer Stoßdämpfer (m) pneumatic от air cushion shock absorber amortisseur (m) [de choc] à air comprimé, amortisseur (m) à coussinet d'air ..."

2. Aviation, Theorico-practical Text-book for Students by Benjamin Morreale Carmina (1919)
"A kind of shock absorber, which is a combination of shock absorber and wheel, is the Ackerman wheel, whose spokes are S shaped for the purpose of absorbing ..."

3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"You can have the Hartford shock absorber on your ne w car if you insist. Executive Office« and Work»: HARTFORD SUSPENSION CO. 171 Morgan St. Jersey City, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Automobile Terms by Albert L. Clough (1913)
"shock absorber, Dashpot Type—A type of shock absorber in which sudden and extensive movements of the springs are SECTIONAL VIEW OF DASHPOT TYPE SHOCK ..."

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