Meaning of DAMPER in English

DAMPER

noun Date: 1707 a dulling or deadening influence , a device that damps: as, a valve or plate (as in the flue of a furnace) for regulating the draft, a small felted block to stop the vibration of a piano string, shock absorber , a simple usually unleavened bread of a kind made originally in the Australian bush

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