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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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They have been subjected to third party clinical studies, which determined airflow in a crib with Wonder Bumpers is comparable to a crib with no bumper, but with the added benefit of heightened padding that protects babies from injuries while mitigating suffocation risks.
The Volvo FH with heavy-duty bumper boosts the usefulness of our flagship truck by adding protection to its outstanding power, driving dynamics, and cab comfort," commented Ricard Fritz, Volvo Trucks ' vice president.
These labels are placed on the non-visible side of the bumper by a fully automatic label printer/applicator.
Its research findings state: "There is no evidence that bumper pads prevent injuries, and there is a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation or entrapment.
Butney Rock Colin McBratney 4th in 2m2f bumper at Gowran Park on March 9 This gelding recorded one win in five starts in point-to-points and it's encouraging that his one success came on decent ground.
DIAMOND KING (Donald McCain) DIAMOND King was very impressive when landing a bumper and even trainer Donald McCain was surprised by how well he won.
After an extensive, year-long review of the evidence and thoughtful consideration of public comment, we agree with our expert health advisors that baby bumper pads pose unreasonable risks to infants.
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.
Tong Yang, however, has successfully kept up with simmering new-car sales in China by supplying ever more bumpers to automakers there.
It is worth noting that because the bumper beams are located far from the vehicle's center of gravity, they have an effect on the dynamics of the vehicle.
Initially, Mazda is collecting bumpers from end-of-life Mazda vehicles in the Hiroshima area, and the recycled plastic will comprise approximately 10 per cent of each new bumper produced.
Never mind that in the 80 years since Billy Butlin began importing bumper cars - or Dodgems as they were originally called in the States - nobody has ever been seriously hurt in a collision and all for supposed injuries such as whiplash have failed.