from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An apparatus designed to counteract the recoil or shock when a tow-rope or cable breaks
- noun it consists of a cylinder, having a piston-rod to which india-rubber bands are fitted, and a chain to which the tow-rope of a boat or the cable of a ship at anchor is made fast.
- noun A spring connecting the draw-bar of a railroad-car with the car, and designed to resist both tension and compression.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Railroad) The spring to which a drawbar is attached.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun rail transport The
springto which a drawbaris attached.
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