dashpot


dashpot

noun

  1. a device for cushioning, damping, or reversing the motion of a piece of machinery, consisting of a cylinder in which a piston operates to create a pressure or vacuum on an enclosed gas or to force a fluid in or out of the chamber through narrow openings.

noun

  1. a device for damping vibrations; the vibrating part is attached to a piston moving in a liquid-filled cylinder

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