leaf spring


noun

a long, narrow, multiple spring composed of several layers of spring metal bracketed together: used in some suspension systems of carriages and automobiles.

Nearby words

  1. leaf scald,
  2. leaf scar,
  3. leaf sheath,
  4. leaf sight,
  5. leaf spot,
  6. leaf through,
  7. leaf trace,
  8. leaf warbler,
  9. leaf-climber,
  10. leaf-cutting ant

Origin of leaf spring

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for leaf spring

leaf spring

noun

one of a number of metal strips bracketed together in length to form a compound spring
the compound spring so formed
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