Dashpot definition

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A device consisting of a piston that moves within a cylinder containing oil, used to dampen and control motion.
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A mechanical damping device consisting of a piston that moves through a viscous fluid (usually oil); used, in conjunction with a spring, in shock absorbers.
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Noun

Singular:
dashpot
Plural:
dashpots