- a long, narrow, multiple spring composed of several layers of spring metal bracketed together: used in some suspension systems of carriages and automobiles.
Origin of leaf spring
First recorded in 1890–95
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- 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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