Word forms: (regular plural) shock absorbers
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) A shock absorber is a device fitted near the wheels of a vehicle to reduce the effects of traveling over uneven ground. ⇒ The car is fitted with a pair of rear shock absorbers. ⇒ The shock absorber's function is to control, or damp, all bounce. ⇒ The car has an adjustable suspension with different shock absorber settings for sportier driving.
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