dash·​pot ˈdash-ˌpät How to pronounce dashpot (audio)
: a device for cushioning or damping a movement (as of a mechanical part) to avoid shock

Examples of dashpot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rotary spins willingly enough, and staying above 4000 rpm brings the extra benefit of avoiding the annoying throttle dashpot that otherwise makes smooth shifting impossible. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 11 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dashpot was in 1861

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“Dashpot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashpot. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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