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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shock absorber mean? 

  The noun SHOCK ABSORBER has 1 sense:

1. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

  Familiarity information: SHOCK ABSORBER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1shock absorber [BACK TO TOP]


A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


cushion; shock absorber; shock

Context example:

the old car needed a new set of shocks

Hypernyms ("shock absorber" is a kind of...):

damper; muffler (a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shock absorber"):

air cushion; air spring (a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion)

Holonyms ("shock absorber" is a part of...):

suspension; suspension system (a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle)

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