Meaning of DAMPER in English

DAMPER

n.

Pronunciation: ' dam-p ə r

Function: noun

Date: 1707

1 : a dulling or deadening influence <put a damper on the celebration>

2 : a device that damps: as a : a valve or plate (as in the flue of a furnace) for regulating the draft b : a small felted block to stop the vibration of a piano string c chiefly British : SHOCK ABSORBER

3 Australian : a simple usually unleavened bread of a kind made originally in the Australian bush

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.