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spring-loaded

[spring-loh-did]
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  1. (of a machine part) kept normally in a certain position by a spring: a spring-loaded safety valve.
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  • The pressure element was a spring-loaded pressure plate carried around by the vane to face the wind.

    The Introduction of Self-Registering Meteorological Instruments

    Robert P. Multhauf