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springless

[spring-lis]
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adjective
  1. having no springs: a springless bed.
  2. lacking liveliness or resilience; lifeless: His shoulders drooped and his walk had become springless.

Origin of springless

First recorded in 1675–85; spring + -less
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Examples from the Web for springless

Historical Examples

  • The girls laughed at each other with wet eyes, and went off with springless steps.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • The horse-carts of the country are springless and not too comfortable.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

  • The telyegi, I may explain, are springless carts upon four wheels.

  • This was a low, two-wheeled, springless box of an affair, in which you sat as best you could on the boards.

  • The Old Hundred was then sung, and when its last notes had died on the night air the springless cart went jolting down the path.


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