oil buffer

oil buffer

[′ȯil ‚bəf·ər]
(ordnance)
A mechanism on certain types of automatic weapons, especially the caliber-.50 guns, for absorbing the shock of recoil and regulating the speed of firing.

oil buffer

A buffer consisting of a cylinder and a piston or plunger where the oil in the cylinder acts as a medium to absorb and dissipate the kinetic energy of an impact, such as that of a descending elevator car or counterweight acting on the piston or plunger.
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Saudi Arabia's oil buffer is ample and Brent will not likely fall below $100 per barrel for long, unless Saudi wants it to, said a report released by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.
A most important modification was substitution of the AN-M2's oil buffer with a barrel buffer assembly, which contains Belleville spring washers (saucer-shaped) that utilize air as the buffering medium.
The buffer rivets securing the depressors onto the oil buffer body were installed wrong.
Kuwait's economic outlook remains "relatively resilient" due to substantial oil buffers and government reform plans, she added, commenting on a new World Bank report which also projects "modest" growth in the six GCC states over the next six months.
The traction elevators, which use oil buffers, ascend and descend using traction provided by the drive sheave - a grooved wheel connected through gears to a variable-voltage, three-phase direct current hoist motor.