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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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After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Bumpers went to work for the public accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney in its Little Rock office, where he worked his way to audit senior manager.
One manufacturer was looking to improve the efficiency of a rear bumper on a mower.
In granting the petition, CPSC initiated a rulemaking to determine: 1) the need for, and appropriate scope of, new regulations; and 2) whether crib bumpers pose a safety hazard to infants.
The commission data revealed that 48 infant deaths between 1985 and 2012 were specifically attributable to crib bumpers, and that 32 of such deaths could have been prevented if a crib bumper had not been used.
Rhino Shield's bumper case and screen protector are available on Power Mac Center, Applewerkz, Lazada and on other leading gadget stores nationwide.
Unfortunately, both bumpers line up perfectly with the top edge of the metal guards protecting the rear reflectors.
We installed the technology at this plant at the end of 2013, and by June it was fully being employed in production of bumpers for this program.
Warnings about cot bumpers still aren't being put out," said Lisa.
Seskinane Trainer: Mark McNiff4th in 2m2f bumper at Downpatrick on March 6 This gelding has been lightly raced since making his point-to-point debut as a four-year-old.
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.
The company's four full-time workers can restore about 30 percent of the bumpers to the point where they can be sold to auto body shops for use in repairs.