Definition of shock absorber in English:

shock absorber

Syllabification: shock ab·sorb·er
Pronunciation: /ˈSHäk əbˌzôrbər


A device for absorbing jolts and vibrations, especially on a motor vehicle.
More example sentences
  • The supporters of a flexible Canadian dollar exchange rate suggest it is an adjustment mechanism - a shock absorber needed to cushion us from the blows of commodity price volatility.
  • It functions both as a shock absorber, cushioning the blow when the bones in the shoulder collide, and as part of the joint's connective structure.
  • The meniscus functions as a shock absorber and weight distributor in the knee joint.

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