shock absorber

shock absorber
a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses (Freq. 1)

the old car needed a new set of shocks

Syn: ↑shock, ↑cushion
Derivationally related forms: ↑cushion (for: ↑cushion)
Hypernyms: ↑damper, ↑muffler
Hyponyms: ↑air cushion, ↑air spring
Part Holonyms: ↑suspension, ↑suspension system

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noun, pl ⋯ -ers [count]
: a device that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of traveling on a rough surface

The car needs new shock absorbers.

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ˈshock absorber [shock absorber] noun
a device that is fitted to each wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of travelling over rough ground, so that passengers can be more comfortable

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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