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Definition of "bumper" []

  • A usually metal or rubber bar attached to either end of a motor vehicle, such as a truck or car, to absorb impact in a collision. (noun)
  • A protective device for absorbing shocks or impeding contact. (noun)
  • A drinking vessel filled to the brim. (noun)
  • Something extraordinarily large. (noun)
  • Extraordinarily abundant or full: a bumper crop of corn. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bumper" in a sentence
  • "I call it and I did not coin the phrase bumper sticker politics. better than this."
  • "I hope the guy with his daughter in the car that got nudged sues for damages, ie .. to property, personal injury (he should have claimed whiplash injury) and civil rights violations since his Obama bumper is the cause for the teabaggers rage."
  • "Earlier in the year, he said the GMB would collect enough maize from farmers after what he described as a bumper harvest from the"