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bumper

1. a horizontal metal bar attached to the front or rear end of a car, lorry, etc., to protect against damage from impact
2. Cricket a ball bowled so that it bounces high on pitching; bouncer

bumper

[′bəm·pər]
(engineering)
A metal bar attached to one or both ends of a powered transportation vehicle, especially an automobile, to prevent damage to the body.
In a drilling operation, the supporting stay between the main foundation sill and the engine block.
In drilling, a fishing tool for loosening jammed cable tools.
(metallurgy)
A vibrating machine for ramming and consolidating sand into a mold.

bumper

1. A device (other than an oil buffer or spring buffer) designed to stop an elevator car or counterweight from descending beyond its normal limit of travel; the car strikes the bumper, which absorbs the impact.
2. On a doorframe, a rubber silencer to reduce noise caused by the slamming of a door.

rubber silencer, bumper

A resilient part, such as a rubber button, attached to the stop on a doorframe to reduce noise caused by slamming of the door.
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Collier Hill, Alfie Flits and now Turbo Linn are all top Flat performers who began life in bumper races for shrewd Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank.
First, they destroy the old fences, then the new ones are redesigned after a season, now they put a bumper race in the middle of Saturday's card.
I had a horse called Dad's Army Two that I thought could win me a few quid in a bumper race at Huntingdon one day last year.
The auction, which is pencilled in to take place on June 9 and 10 in 2010, is for jumps horses, with graduates becoming eligible to run in Europe's richest bumper race, the Goffs Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown.
30) was beaten just half a length by The Grey Man in his only bumper race last season.
The established bumper race and the new fillies' races should help attract buyers, although Goffs chief executive Henry Beeby believes that the catalogue should sell itself to potential purchasers.
He found the heavy ground too testing when fourth in a bumper race at Chepstow in December.
The abundance of riches stretches into the bumper brigade with all the horses who represented Mullins in the Cheltenham's Champion Bumper, including Bellshill, who was second in the Aintree equivalent, entered in Punchestown's bumper races.
Super Salley won three mares' bumper races last season and this term she is unbeaten in both her races over timber.
Thornton isn't riding in the three bumper races on Southwell's card, but hopes to be in action if Fontwell beats the freeze tomorrow.
Both are proven over this sort of trip and the latter won three of his four bumper races last term and was fourth in the Champion here.