Meaning of DAMPER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈdam-pər ]


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.