from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device used to suppress ("snub") voltage transients in electrical systems, pressure transients in fluid systems, or excess force or rapid movement in mechanical systems.
- n. One who snubs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a contrivance for snubbing a cable; a check-stopper.
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The restrictor plug, also commonly referred to as a "snubber", reduces the overall length, cost, and potential leak points in the system.
The restrictor plug, also commonly referred to as a "snubber," reduces the overall length, cost, and potential leak points in the system.
The snubber, however, in the British case, is much greater than in the French.
If snubbing is to be done, Florida should be the snubber, not the snubee.
They get snubbed and the snubber gets snuffed out.
Here in Florida it looks to be a pretty quiet night; the only interesting races will be the governor's contest where Republican Charlie Crist, snubber of the president, is up against Democrat Jim Davis, and 14-term Congressman Clay Shaw is in a very tight race against Ron Klein.
Despite the snubber-in-chief talk, there was plenty of back slapping and patting at the summit.
Despite the snubber in chief talk, there was plenty of backslapping and patting at this summit.
Despite the snubber-in-chief talk, there was plenty of back slapping and patting at this summit.
In the October Harper's, Ben Marcus offers a lengthy state-of-the-novel essay, subtly titled Why Experimental Fiction Threatens to Destroy Publishing, Jonathan Franzen, and Life as We Know It: A Correction, in which he spends 13 pages beating up Jonathan Franzen -- snubber of Oprah and William Gaddis alike -- and the middlebrow fiction establishment he represents.
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