Definition of shock absorber in English:

shock absorber

Line breaks: shock ab|sorb¦er

noun

  • A device for absorbing jolts and vibrations, especially on a vehicle: figurative small firms function as a shock absorber for underemployed workers in a recession
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    • 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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