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"shock absorber" in British English

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shock absorbernoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃɒk.əbˌzɔː.bər/  us   /ˈʃɑːk.əbˌzɔːr.bɚ/
a ​device on a ​vehicle, ​especially a ​car or an ​aircraft, that ​reduces the ​effects of ​travelling over ​roughground or ​helps it to ​land more ​smoothly
(Definition of shock absorber from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shock absorbernoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈʃɑk əbˈzɔr·bər, -ˈsɔr-/ (short form shock,  /ʃɑk/ )
a ​device that is ​attached to each of the ​wheels on a ​vehicle to ​reduce the ​effects of ​traveling over ​roughground
(Definition of shock absorber from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shock absorber”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指汽车或飞机上的)减震器…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指汽車或飛機上的)緩衝器, 避震器…
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