- After a year, the Ford Aspire had minor changes done in that included new front and rear bumpers, headlamps, turn signals, tail lamps, and wheel covers.
- This airbag is deployed from just above the front bumper when a frontal collision is imminent.
- Usually such damages will weaken the bumper's ability to absorb the shock of collision.
- He rides them in national hunt flat races called bumpers but he lets a professional jockey take over for the hurdles.
- Winning trainer Jonjo O'Neill said the horse may have one more run in a bumper before going hurdling with the Supreme Novices Hurdle at the Festival one of the aims.
- Mark Pitman's gelding has shown decent form in bumpers and also over hurdles, and has finished runner-up in both his races over the minor obstacles this term.
- He who drank a bumper on his knees to the health of his mistress, was dubbed a knight for the evening.
- On my way home I stopped in at the tavern and drank a bumper of whiskey, something I had not indulged in for the last five or six years.
- There are whole pages full of Masonic toasts from which the presiding officer could select, and after every one of which a bumper was drunk by the Brethren present.
- In many areas, this year's bumper crop means exceptionally high removal of nutrients.
- There were thousands of acres [of wheat] sown in our vicinity this fall and prospects for a bumper crop are fine so far this winter.
- Hopefully we will have a fine weekend and bumper crowds.
- Very close together, as cars in a traffic jam.Example sentences
- Traffic was bumper-to-bumper after police closed part of Ribbleton Lane and Deepdale Road, near the prison, and also St Mary's Street, off Ribbleton Lane.
- Both the morning and afternoon races witnessed the closest bumper-to-bumper action that the S championship has seen so far in 2005, with similar starts but very different endings.
- Usually on any working day the traffic moves bumper-to-bumper.
- 1.1(Of an insurance policy) comprehensive; all-inclusive: choose our 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warrantyMore example sentences
- In addition, unlike comprehensive bumper-to-bumper car warranties, boats are sold with separate warranties for the boat and for the engine, as well as a host of warranties for other equipment on board.
- Right off the internet, you can buy extended warranty used car coverage that is generally bumper-to-bumper and lasts several years.
- Hyundai offers a 100,000-mile warranty on its engine and related powertrain systems and a 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on other vehicle parts and systems.
Late 17th century (in sense 4 of the noun): from bump + -er1. sense 4 of the noun derives from the earlier form bumping, meaning 'very large, great', and is the source of the adjective meaning 'exceptionally large, fine, or successful', as in a bumper year. sense 3 of the noun is said to be from an earlier racing term meaning 'amateur rider'.
Words that rhyme with bumperdumper, gazumper, jumper, lumper, stumper, thumper
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