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Meaning of DAMPER

Pronunciation:  'dampur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a depressing restraint; "rain put a damper on our picnic plans"
  2. [n]  a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
  3. [n]  a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace

DAMPER is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: muffler
 See Also: chimney, cushion, damper block, dash-pot, device, piano damper, plate, restraint, shock, shock absorber



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Damp"er\, n.
That which damps or checks; as:
(a) A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a
    stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the
    draught of air.
(b) A contrivance, as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations;
    or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action
    at a particular time.

          Nor did Sabrina's presence seem to act as any
          damper at the modest little festivities. --W.

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