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shock absorber

noun [C] uk   /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 smoothly
Translations of “shock absorber”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指汽車或飛機上的)緩衝器, 避震器…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指汽车或飞机上的)减震器…
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