Meaning of DAMPER in English

DAMPER

/dam"peuhr/ , n.

1. a person or thing that damps or depresses: His glum mood put a damper on their party.

2. a movable plate for regulating the draft in a stove, furnace, etc.

3. Music.

a. a device in stringed keyboard instruments to deaden the vibration of the strings.

b. the mute of a brass instrument, as a horn.

4. Elect. 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.

5. Mach. a shock absorber.

6. Australian.

a. a round, flat cake made of flour and water, and cooked over a campfire.

b. the dough for such cakes.

[ 1740-50; DAMP + -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .