dashpot

noun
dash·​pot | \ ˈdash-ˌpät How to pronounce dashpot (audio) \

Definition of dashpot

: a device for cushioning or damping a movement (as of a mechanical part) to avoid shock

First Known Use of dashpot

1861, in the meaning defined above

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