damper: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dam'pur), [key]
- a person or thing that damps or depresses: His glum mood put a damper on their party.
- a movable plate for regulating the draft in a stove, furnace, etc.
- a device in stringed keyboard instruments to deaden the vibration of the strings.
- the mute of a brass instrument, as a horn.
- an attachment to keep the indicator of a measuring instrument from oscillating excessively, as a set of vanes in a fluid or a short-circuited winding in a magnetic field.
- a shock absorber.
- a round, flat cake made of flour and water, and cooked over a campfire.
- the dough for such cakes.
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