Damper meaning

dăm'pər
An adjustable plate, as in the flue of a furnace or stove, for controlling the draft.
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A device in various keyboard instruments for deadening the vibrations of the strings.
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One that deadens, restrains, or depresses.

Rain put a damper on our picnic plans.

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A device that eliminates or diminishes vibrations or oscillations, as of a magnetic needle.
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A mute for various brass instruments.
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Anything that deadens or depresses.
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A movable plate or valve in the flue of a stove or furnace, for controlling the draft.
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A device to check vibration in the strings of a stringed keyboard instrument.
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A device for lessening the oscillation of a magnetic needle, a moving coil, etc.
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Something that damps or checks:
  • A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air.
  • A contrivance (sordine), as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.
  • Something that kills the mood.
  • A device that decreases the oscillations of a system.
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(chiefly Australia) Bread made from a basic recipe of flour, water, milk, and salt, but without yeast.

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Comparative form of damp: more damp.
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Origin of damper

From damp +‎ -er.