Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “shock absorber”

shock absorber

noun [C usually pl]  /ˈʃɑk əbˈzɔr·bər, -ˈsɔr-/ (short form shock,  /ʃɑk/) us  
a device that is attached to each of the wheels on a vehicle to reduce the effects of traveling over rough ground
(Definition of shock absorber from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shock absorber?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “shock absorber” in other dictionaries

Translations of “shock absorber”

Word of the Day

stampede

When animals or people stampede, they all move quickly in the same direction, often because they are frightened.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More