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  1. dashpot(Noun)

    A mechanical damping device consisting of a piston that moves through a viscous fluid (usually oil); used, in conjunction with a spring, in shock absorbers

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  1. Dashpot(noun)

    a pneumatic or hydraulic cushion for a falling weight, as in the valve gear of a steam engine, to prevent shock


  1. Dashpot

    A dashpot is a mechanical device, a damper which resists motion via viscous friction. The resulting force is proportional to the velocity, but acts in the opposite direction, slowing the motion and absorbing energy. It is commonly used in conjunction with a spring. The process and instrumentation diagram symbol for a dashpot is .

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