Definitions for damperˈdæm pər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

damp•erˈdæm pər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that damps or depresses.

  2. a movable plate for regulating the draft in a stove, furnace, etc.

    Category: Machinery

  3. 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:

1740–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. damper(noun)

    a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace

  2. damper, muffler(noun)

    a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations

  3. damper(noun)

    a depressing restraint

    "rain put a damper on our picnic plans"

Wiktionary

  1. damper(Noun)

    Something that damps or checks:

  2. damper(Noun)

    Bread made from a basic recipe of flour, water, milk, and salt, but without yeast.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Damper(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Damper

    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

  1. Damper

    (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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

damper(noun)

something which lessens the strength of enthusiasm, interest etc

Her presence cast a damper on the proceedings.

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