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box spring

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noun
  1. an upholstered bedspring composed of a number of helical springs, each in a cylindrical cloth pocket.
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Origin of box spring

First recorded in 1890–95
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  • That box-spring with the mattress on the bed was made to order of the best material I could buy.

    Polly in New York

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy


British Dictionary definitions for box spring

box spring

noun
  1. a coiled spring contained in a boxlike frame, used as base for mattresses, chairs, etc
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