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leaf spring

noun

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


leaf spring

noun

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


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Origin of leaf spring1

First recorded in 1890–95

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