dampers1) N-COUNT A damper is a small sheet of metal in a fire, boiler, or furnace that can be moved to increase or reduce the amount of air that enters.2) N-COUNT A damper is a device in a piano or similar musical instrument which makes the sound less loud by restricting the movement of the strings.3) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n To put a damper on something means to have an effect on it which stops it being as enjoyable or as successful as it should be. [INFORMAL]
Unseasonably cool weather has put a damper on many plans for the day...
That would put a damper on the future growth of U.S. steel exports.
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Damper — Damper, der auf heißer Kohlenasche gebacken wird. Damper stellt eine Mischung einer Brotherstellung der Aborigines und der Europäer in Australien dar. Dabei wird die jahrtausendealte Tradition des Brotbackens der Aborigines mit der… … Deutsch Wikipedia
damper — ► NOUN 1) a pad silencing a piano string. 2) a device for reducing vibration or oscillation. 3) a movable metal plate in a flue or chimney, used to regulate the draught. ● put a damper on Cf. ↑put a damper on … English terms dictionary
damper — [dam′pər] n. [see DAMP] 1. anything that deadens or depresses 2. a movable plate or valve in the flue of a stove or furnace, for controlling the draft 3. a device to check vibration in the strings of a stringed keyboard instrument 4. a device for … English World dictionary
damper — damp er (d[a^]m p[ e]r), n. That which damps or checks; as: (a) A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air. (b) A contrivance, as in a pianoforte, to deaden… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
damper — ● damper nom masculin (anglais damper, amortisseur) Dispositif placé au bout du vilebrequin d un moteur thermique pour en amortir les vibrations … Encyclopédie Universelle
damper — I (depressant) noun backset, bleakness, cheerlessness, chill, cloud, crushed spirits, depressing influence, discouragement, disheartener, downheartedness, feeling of dejection, feeling of depression, gloom, glumness, heaviness, heaviness of… … Law dictionary
damper — of a piano, 1783; of a chimney, 1788; agent noun from DAMP (Cf. damp) (q.v.). Either or both led to various figurative senses … Etymology dictionary
damper — dàmper (dèmper) m DEFINICIJA reg., v. kiper ETIMOLOGIJA engl. dumper: kiper … Hrvatski jezični portal
Damper — A damper is a device that deadens, restrains, or depresses. Damper may refer to: Dashpot, a type of hydraulic or mechanical damper, Shock absorber (British or technical use: damper), a mechanical device designed to dissipate kinetic energy In… … Wikipedia
damper —  A friction device sometimes called a shock absorber. Used for controlling and damping spring oscillations. The springs actually absorb road shocks; the dampers convert the energy imparted to the springs into thermal energy (by friction),… … Dictionary of automotive terms