Meaning of DAMPER in English

DAMPER

/ ˈdæmpə(r); NAmE / noun

1.

a piece of metal that can be moved to allow more or less air into a fire so that the fire burns more or less strongly

2.

a device in a piano that is used to reduce the level of the sound produced

IDIOMS

- put a damper on sth

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.