Usage examples for damper

  1. The first thing to do is to draw the fire, leaving the chimney damper open and closing all the other dampers so that as little cold air as possible can get into the boiler, while the heat can pass away up the chimney. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. This sort of reply rather throws a damper over efforts to be genial. – Happy-Thought Hall by F. C. Burnand
  3. But this grim, inhospitable sea put a damper on his spirits. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler