bedspring

[ bed-spring ]
/ ˈbɛdˌsprɪŋ /

noun

a set of springs for the support of a mattress.

Origin of bedspring

First recorded in 1910–15; bed + spring
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Examples from the Web for bedspring

  • Then, some time before sunrise, the rattle of milk-carts remind me of Mrs. Milliken's bedspring and mattress, and I go to bed.

    A Top-Floor Idyl|George van Schaick
  • Willis saw his first bedspring about 50 years ago and he still thinks a feather mattress superior to the store-bought variety.

  • Sometimes his father comes out to see him—an old fellow with bedspring whiskers.

    Mortmain|Arthur Cheny Train
  • He heard the creaking of his bedspring and the soft pat of Scotty's bare feet as his pal swung to the floor.

    Smugglers' Reef|John Blaine