Bumper
Bumper Bump"er, n. 1. That which bumps or causes a bump. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything which resists or deadens a bump or shock, such as a metal or rubber rim extending from an object; a buffer. [1913 Webster]

3. (Motor vehicles) a protective guard device, usually of metal or rubber, attached horizontally to the front or rear of the frame of a vehicle, designed to resist or deaden a bump or shock, and to prevent damage to the main frame of the vehicle in low-velocity collisions. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bumper — Bum per, n. [A corruption of bumbard, bombard, a large drinking vessel.] 1. A cup or glass filled to the brim, or till the liquor runs over, particularly in drinking a health or toast. [1913 Webster] He frothed his bumpers to the brim. Tennyson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bumper — [bœmpœʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. V. 1960, in Rey Debove et Gagnon; mot angl., de to bump « heurter, rebondir ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Borne ou plot sur lequel la bille métallique d un billard électrique rebondit. ⇒ Billard (cit. 5 et supra) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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