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shock absorber

noun [C]     /ˈʃɒk.əbˌzɔː.bər/ US  /ˈʃɑːk.əbˌzɔːr.bɚ/
a device on a vehicle, especially a car or an aircraft, which reduces the effects of travelling over rough ground or helps it to land more smoothlyThe engine and engine partsEngines and motorsParts of aeroplanes
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