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coil spring

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noun
  1. any spring of wire coiled helically, having a cylindrical or conical outline.
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Origin of coil spring

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • A coil-spring makes the index fly back to the starting-point, when the power is relaxed at each indication of a character or word.

    The Humbugs of the World

    P. T. Barnum


British Dictionary definitions for coil spring

coil spring

noun
  1. a helical spring formed from wire
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