Damper may refer to:

  • Dashpot, a type of hydraulic or mechanical damper,
  • Shock absorber (British or technical use: damper), a mechanical device designed to dissipate kinetic energy
  • In electronics, a kind of diode, intended to absorb energy peaks, normally generated by inductive circuitry

In music:

  • A device in various keyboard instruments for deadening the vibrations of the strings
  • A mute for various brass instruments, see: Mute (music)
  • A damper or sustain pedal, a device that mutes musical tones, particularly in stringed instruments

In structures:

  • Damper (mast), a device that damps oscillation in radio masts and towers for better protection against storms
  • Tuned mass damper, a device mounted in structures to prevent discomfort, damage or structural failure by vibration
  • Damper (flow), a mechanical device in a duct or chimney that regulates airflow

Damper may also refer to:

  • Damper (food), soda bread of the Australian Outback
  • Damper (HVAC), HVAC terminology
  • Damper, an item of boiler technology used to regulate the fire

Famous quotes containing the word damper:

    The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, to a certain extent, to communicate his misery. He frightens other people as much as they frighten him. He acts like a damper upon the whole room, and the most jovial spirits become, in his presence, depressed and nervous.
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927)