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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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Paul Fisher, JCR group managing director, said: "Connolly's Red Mills has supported a number of our racecourses over the years, so I'm delighted it has decided to extend its sponsorship across 13 bumper races.
15) has won two of his three bumper races this season and it can be taken for granted that he has been well-schooled for this, his first run over hurdles.
Winner of two of his three bumper races, he was 2-17 to account for his 11 rivals in a novice event at Towcester, but he went down by two and a half lengths to the 100-1 chance Cetti's Warbler.
Winner of both his bumper races last season, the General will take plenty of beating next time and 16-1 for the Festival's opening race could prove to be sound each-way value.
Tilt And Turn will get that benefit in the EBF National Hunt Novices Hurdle at Stratford today, for the Philip Hobbs newcomer will have the considerable assistance of Richard Dunwoody when he makes the transition from bumper races.
20) after two decent efforts in better quality bumper races.
In offering a programme worth more than pounds 650,000 - an increase of pounds 160,000 from this season - the Scottish course will ensure all races have a minimum prize fund of at least pounds 5,000, with the exception of two hunter chases and bumper races, although they too will meet Horsemen's Group tariffs.
Unbeaten in two bumper races and three starts over hurdles, Diamond Harry has yet to be seriously tested.
The path to follow may the tried and trusted stables in the big money events, with the smaller concerns enjoying their moment in the limelight in the smaller handicaps or bumper races.
Lady Rebecca has never been off the bridle in her victories over hurdles and bumper races, the most impressive of which came at Cheltenham on her debut over timber.
But as far as pulling out of northern racing, one thing is certain - I won't miss him in those bloody bumper races, I can tell you
The five-year-old won two bumper races last season and connections are sure he has the makings of a very smart performer over timber.