shock absorber

noun
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of shock absorber

: any of several devices for absorbing the energy of sudden impulses or shocks in machinery or structures

Examples of shock absorber in a Sentence

  1. The car needs new shock absorbers.

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First Known Use of shock absorber

1906

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SHOCK ABSORBER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of shock absorber for English Language Learners

  • : a device that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of traveling on a rough surface



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