damper

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From damp +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: dămp′ər, IPA(key): /ˈdæmpɚ/
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Noun[edit]

damper (plural dampers)

Tuned mass oscillations damper.
  1. Something that damps or checks:
    1. A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air.
    2. A contrivance (sordine), as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.
    3. Something that kills the mood.
      • (Can we date this quote?) W. Black
        Nor did Sabrina′s presence seem to act as any damper at the modest little festivities.
    4. A device that decreases the oscillations of a system.
  2. (chiefly Australia) Bread made from a basic recipe of flour, water, milk, and salt, but without yeast.
    • 1827, Peter Cunningham, Two Years in New South Wales, ii.190, quoted in G. A. Wilkes, A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, 1978, →ISBN,
      The farm-men usually bake their flour into flat cakes, which they call dampers, and cook these in the ashes.
    • 1902, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Bush Studies (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 15:
      The flour bespattering Squeaker's now neglected clothes spoke eloquently of his clumsy efforts at damper making.
    • 1938, William Ferguson and John Patten, ‘Aborigines Claim Citizen Rights!’, in Heiss & Minter (eds.), Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, Allen & Unwin 2008, p. 31:
      You hypocritically claim that you are trying to ‘protect’ us; but your modern policy of ‘protection’ (so-called) is killing us off just as surely as the pioneer policy of giving us poisoned damper and shooting us down like dingoes!

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Adjective[edit]

damper

  1. comparative form of damp: more damp

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A calque of the English steamer.

Noun[edit]

damper c (singular definite damperen, plural indefinite dampere)

  1. steamer, steamboat, steamship
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Etymology 2[edit]

See dampe.

Verb[edit]

damper

  1. present of dampe

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From damp +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

damper m (definite singular damperen, indefinite plural dampere, definite plural damperne)

  1. a steamer (steamship, steamboat)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

damper m

  1. indefinite plural of damp

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

damper

  1. present of dampe

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