bumper


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The two-part bumper lowered the weight from one 67-pound unit to two that are 32 lbs.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking information regarding the safety benefits of crib bumpers to determine if there are hazards associated with these products--which often contain nonwoven components--as well as whether safety standards currently in place are adequate.
The study called for banning the sale of infant crib bumpers in the U.
The elevated position of the bumper allows for an increased approach angle, which is more than 20[degrees] on FH models that feature the extra-high construction chassis.
And a report in the Journal of Paediatrics found that 27 American children under two suffocated between 1985 and 2005 after becoming wedged against a padded bumper or being strangled by a bumper tie.
Draco Aidan O'Brien 3rd in 2m bumper at Limerick on March 16 One of a number of bumper horses O'Brien has for his daughter Sarah to ride, and on current evidence this looks one of the likelier ones to collect.
Unbeaten in two bumpers in her native France, the five-year-old overcame a scare after jumping the third-last to assert her authority and land the odds in a two-mile maiden hurdle.
They compared the amounts of BPA and a variety of phthalates that leached out of bumpers that were made by two different (unidentified) companies; bumpers of different colors (orange and white); and plastic products that were brand-new, some that had been "aged" by storage outdoors for a month, and some that were subjected to simulated chewing.
Boston Bumper is at a crossroads," financial consultant Nancy Burgess, who has been working on the company's finances, told MGCC loan officers Jose Luis Rojas Villarreal and Mr.
Taipei, March 20, 2012 (CENS)--The annual production volume of plastic automotive bumpers by Taiwan-based Tong Yang Group is expected to outstrip 12 million units, including products for both original equipment (OE) and aftermarket (AM) customers, making the body-parts supplier the world's No.