box spring


an upholstered bedspring composed of a number of helical springs, each in a cylindrical cloth pocket.

Origin of box spring

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for box spring

cushion, bed, pallet, futon, springs, innerspring

Examples from the Web for box spring

Historical Examples of box spring

  • 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


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