Definitions for damperˈdæm pər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person or thing that damps or depresses.
a movable plate for regulating the draft in a stove, furnace, etc.
a device in stringed keyboard instruments to deaden the vibration of the strings. the mute of a brass instrument.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of damper:
a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
a depressing restraint
"rain put a damper on our picnic plans"
Something that damps or checks:
Bread made from a basic recipe of flour, water, milk, and salt, but without yeast.
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 vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time
Damper is a traditional Australian soda bread prepared by swagmen, drovers, stockmen and other travelers. It consists of a wheat flour based bread, traditionally baked in the coals of a campfire. Damper is an iconic Australian dish. It is also made in camping situations in New Zealand, and has been for many decades. Damper was originally developed by stockmen who travelled in remote areas for weeks or months at a time, with only basic rations of flour, sugar and tea, supplemented by whatever meat was available. The basic ingredients of damper were flour, water, and sometimes milk. Baking soda could be used for leavening. The damper was normally cooked in the ashes of the camp fire. The ashes were flattened and the damper was placed in there for ten minutes to cook. Following this, the damper was covered with ashes and cooked for another 20 to 30 minutes until the damper sounded hollow when tapped. Alternatively, the damper was cooked in a greased camp oven. Damper was eaten with dried or cooked meat or golden syrup, also known as "cocky's joy". Damper is also a popular dish with Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal women had traditionally made bush bread from seasonal grains and nuts, which they cooked in the ashes of fires. It also became a popular dish for recreational campers and has become available in bakeries. Many variations and recipes exist, some authentic, others using the name to sell a more palatable bread product to the urban public.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
(a) A copper frame on which the wire in a galvanometer is sometimes coiled, which acts to damp the oscillations of the needle. (b) A tube of brass or copper placed between the primary and secondary coils of an induction coil. It cuts off induction and diminishes the current and potential of the secondary circuit. On pulling it out, the latter increases. It is used on medical coils to adjust their strength of action.
Translations for damper
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something which lessens the strength of enthusiasm, interest etc
Her presence cast a damper on the proceedings.
- demper, ontmoedigingAfrikaans
- موهِن للعَزيمَه، مُثْبِطArabic
- нещо угнетяващо/потискащоBulgarian
- arrefecimentoPortuguese (BR)
- studená sprchaCzech
- der DämpferGerman
- κτ. που αποθαρρύνει ή προκαλεί εξασθένιση του ενδιαφέροντοςGreek
- ducha fríaSpanish
- külm duššEstonian
- هر چیزی که از شدت و میزان چیزی بکاهدFarsi
- douche (froide)French
- גוֹרֵם לְדִכָּאוֹןHebrew
- पानी फेरने वालाHindi
- prigušujući, obeshrabrujućiCroatian
- hideg zuhanyHungarian
- sesuatu yang mengurangi kegiatanIndonesian
- e-ð eða e-r sem dregur úr; hömlurIcelandic
- doccia freddaItalian
- 기세(흥)를 꺾는 것(사람)Korean
- šaltas dušasLithuanian
- nomākt, apslāpēt sajūsmu/interesiLatvian
- pelemah semangatMalay
- zimny prysznicPolish
- هر چیزی که از شدت و میزان چیزی بکاهدPersian
- خفه كوونكى: لوندوونكىPashto
- duş receRomanian
- что-л. действующее расхолаживающеRussian
- studená sprcha, (niečo) pokaziťSlovak
- hladna prhaSlovenian
- koji obeshrabrujeSerbian
- neşe kaçırıcı şeyTurkish
- 令人掃興的事Chinese (Trad.)
- رغبت یا حوصلہ کم کرنے والی کوئی شیUrdu
- làm cụt hứngVietnamese
- 令人扫兴的事物（或人）Chinese (Simp.)
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