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cushion

1. the resilient felt-covered rim of a billiard table
2. short for air cushion
3. a capital, used in Byzantine, Romanesque, and Norman architecture, in the form of a bowl with a square top

cushion

[′ku̇sh·ən]
(petroleum engineering)
A volume of water, drilling fluid, or compressed gas injected into the drill pipe or tubing to control both annular and formation pressures.

cushion

1. A convex element resembling a pad.
2. A corbel for roofing, a padstone.
3. Padding, as around glass, to reduce the effects of vibration and abrasion.
4. A piece of timber acting as a cushion or buffer to resist or receive the force of another part of the framing; a cushion piece.
References in classic literature ?
He moved shakily towards it; looked at it weakly with a working face; then moved shakily back into the dressing-room again, and sat down suddenly on one of the richly cushioned chairs.
When Monty opened his eyes he was on a cushioned seat, and before him was a tumbler of brandy half empty.
With a groan of relief the man who had been picked up sank back amongst the cushioned seats, carefully almost tenderly, aided by the chauffeur.
Claire sank back against the cushioned seat and her eyes filled with tears of disappointment.
Up to now the choice has been restricted to low cost elastomer cushioned cylinders, which absorb some of the energy at the end of the stroke, reducing, impact noise and inertia, but can only cope with relatively slow speeds and masses.
Though many varieties of running shoe defy broad categorization, the three major classes of running shoe are cushioned, stability and motion control shoes.