Shock-absorber meaning

A device used to absorb mechanical shocks, as a hydraulic or pneumatic piston used to dampen the jarring sustained in a moving motor vehicle.
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A device that absorbs the force of sudden jarring actions; esp., the hydraulic or pneumatic tubes used in the suspension systems of motor vehicles, aircraft, etc.
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A mechanical device designed to smooth out or damp any sudden shock impulse and dissipate kinetic energy; usually consists of a combination of a spring and a dashpot.
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Noun

Singular:
shock-absorber
Plural:
shock-absorbers