shock absorber


General Science

  • noun a device to minimise the shock to a main structure, e.g. of an aircraft when it lands or a car when it goes over an uneven road surface

Cars & Driving

  • noun any device designed to absorb mechanical shock but especially the spring damper in a vehicle suspension system


  • A material, device, or mechanism which helps absorb or otherwise minimize physical shocks such as jolts or vibrations. Used, for instance, to protect susceptible devices, equipment, or systems.