Bumper



a person or thing that bumps.
a metal guard, usually horizontal, for protecting the front or rear of an automobile, truck, etc.
any protective rim, guard, pad, or disk for absorbing shock and preventing damage from bumping, as a rubber-tipped doorstop or an old tire on the side of a boat.
a cup or glass filled to the brim, as with beer.
Informal. something unusually large.
a person who molds bricks by hand.
Foundry. a machine for ramming sand into a mold.
a carangid fish, Chlorosombrus chrysurus, of southern U.S. and Cuban coastal seas.
Television Slang. a brief announcement about a news story to be covered later in the programming.
unusually abundant:
Bumper crops reaped a big profit for local farmers.
to fill to the brim.
the unconsumed end of a cigarette; cigarette butt.
Contemporary Examples

Libya’s Hysteria Over African Mercenaries Babak Dehghanpisheh March 5, 2011
The Next Dick Michelle Cottle September 1, 2011

Historical Examples

Bumper, The White Rabbit George Ethelbert Walsh
Bumper, The White Rabbit George Ethelbert Walsh
Bumper, The White Rabbit George Ethelbert Walsh
Bumper, The White Rabbit George Ethelbert Walsh
Bumper, The White Rabbit George Ethelbert Walsh
Bumper, The White Rabbit George Ethelbert Walsh
Bumper, The White Rabbit George Ethelbert Walsh
Bumper, The White Rabbit George Ethelbert Walsh

noun
a horizontal metal bar attached to the front or rear end of a car, lorry, etc, to protect against damage from impact
a person or machine that bumps
(cricket) a ball bowled so that it bounces high on pitching; bouncer
noun
a glass, tankard, etc, filled to the brim, esp as a toast
an unusually large or fine example of something
adjective
unusually large, fine, or abundant: a bumper crop
verb
(transitive) to toast with a bumper
(transitive) to fill to the brim
(intransitive) to drink bumpers
noun
(Austral, old-fashioned, informal) a cigarette end
n.

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  • Bumper-car

    (in an amusement park) a small, carlike electric vehicle with an encircling rubber bumper that one maneuvers around an enclosed arena while purposely bumping other vehicles. noun a low-powered electrically propelled vehicle driven and bumped against similar cars in a special rink at a funfair Also called Dodgem

  • Bumper-guard

    either of two vertical crosspieces attached to a bumper of a motor vehicle to prevent it from locking bumpers with another vehicle.



  • Bumper-jack

    a jack for lifting a motor vehicle by the bumper.

  • Bumper-music

    bumper music



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