shock absorbers


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  • shock absorbers — See: circuit breakers …   Financial and business terms

  • adjustable shock absorbers — Shocks with adjustable jounce and rebound characteristics can be stiffened to compensate for wear or to fine tune a suspension for a particular application such as rough roads, heavy loads, or racing …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • shock absorber — shock absorbers also shock absorber N COUNT A shock absorber is a device fitted near the wheels of a car or other vehicle to reduce the effects of travelling over uneven ground. ...a pair of simple rear shock absorbers …   English dictionary

  • Shock absorber — Gas damper A shock absorber is a mechanical device designed to smooth out or damp shock impulse, and dissipate kinetic energy. It is a type of dashpot. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • shock absorber — Mach. a device for damping sudden and rapid motion, as the recoil of a spring mounted object from shock. [1905 10] * * * Device for controlling unwanted motion of a spring mounted vehicle. On an automobile, the springs act as a cushion between… …   Universalium

  • shock — shock1 shockable, adj. shockability, n. shockedness, n. shocklike, adj. /shok/, n. 1. a sudden and violent blow or impact; collision. 2. a sudden or violent disturbance or commotion: the shock of battle. 3. a sudden or violent disturbance of the… …   Universalium

  • Shock Absorber — A temporary restriction placed on the trading of index futures because of substantial intraday decreases in the underlying indexes. Shock absorbers are very similar to circuit breakers. However, these restrictions are more specific as they… …   Investment dictionary

  • shock — I [[t]ʃɒk[/t]] n. 1) a sudden or violent disturbance of the emotions or sensibilities 2) a sudden and violent blow or impact 3) a sudden or violent commotion 4) pat gravely diminished blood circulation caused by severe injury or pain, blood loss …   From formal English to slang

  • shock absorber — noun a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses (Freq. 1) the old car needed a new set of shocks • Syn: ↑shock, ↑cushion • Derivationally related forms: ↑cushion (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shock cord — noun : a cord made of rubber strands bound in woven casing and used as landing shock absorbers on small airplanes, as supports for rotor blades, and as a tow for launching gliders * * * shock cord, a cord consisting of a bundle of rubber strands… …   Useful english dictionary

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