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shock absorber

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Motor vehicles
shock absorberˈshock abˌsorber noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TTCa piece of equipment connected to each wheel of a vehicle to make travelling on uneven ground more comfortable
Examples from the Corpus
shock absorberIn time I began to think of myself as a shock absorber.Brundle's trouble had been caused by a split exhaust pipe which overheated a shock absorber.It adjusts itself to road conditions, switching each shock absorber from firm to soft in just 150 milliseconds.During an impact, the scalp acts as rotational shock absorber by both compressing and sliding over the skull.
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