oleo strut

noun

ˈōlēˌō-
: a cylindrical strut with a built-in telescopic shock absorber that damps or absorbs rectilinear shock (as in an aircraft landing gear) by forcing oil up through an orifice in the bottom of a hollow piston into an air-compression chamber

Word History

Etymology

ole- + strut

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“Oleo strut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleo%20strut. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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