Definition of shock absorber noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shock absorber

BrE BrE//ˈʃɒk əbzɔːbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɑːk əbzɔːrbər//
; BrE BrE//ˈʃɒk əbsɔːbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɑːk əbsɔːrbər//
Parts of a car
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a device that is fitted to each wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of travelling over rough ground, so that passengers can be more comfortable See related entries: Parts of a car
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shock absorber