damper

In by Mark Goodman

An air valve that regulates the flow of air inside the flue of a furnace or fireplace.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
damper (noun)
1.
a dulling or deadening influence - put a damper on the celebration
2.
a device that as - damps
a) a valve or plate (as in the flue of a furnace) for regulating the draft
b) a small felted block to stop the vibration of a piano string
c) chiefly British - shock absorber
3.
Australian a simple usually unleavened bread of a kind made originally in the Australian bush
damper (Wikipedia)

A damper is a device that deadens, restrains, or depresses.

Damper may refer to:

  • Dashpot, a type of hydraulic or mechanical damper,
  • Shock absorber (British or technical use: damper), a mechanical device designed to dissipate kinetic energy
  • In electronics, a kind of diode, intended to absorb energy peaks, normally generated by inductive circuitry

In music:

  • A device in various keyboard instruments for deadening the vibrations of the strings
  • A mute for various brass instruments, see: Mute (music)
  • A damper or sustain pedal, a device that mutes musical tones, particularly in stringed instruments

In structures:

  • Tuned mass damper, a device mounted in structures to prevent discomfort, damage or structural failure by vibration
  • Damper (flow), a mechanical device in a duct or chimney that regulates airflow
  • Stockbridge damper, used to suppress wind-induced vibrations on taut cables

Damper may also refer to:

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