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1A simple kind of shock absorber.
- ‘A snubber is provided adjacent the disc, the snubber having a body portion rigidly affixed with respect to the disc and snubber arms connected to the body portion.’
- ‘I put a devil's claw on the chain with a nylon snubber to the samson post, pipe-furled the sails and started getting loose gear secured above and below.’
2An electric circuit intended to suppress voltage spikes.
- ‘The MP2060 power film resistor suits frequency switching circuits, including snubbers and RF terminations.’
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