box spring


box spring

noun

: a wide, flat box that is filled with metal springs and covered with cloth and that is put under a mattress for support

Full Definition of BOX SPRING

:  a bedspring that consists of spiral springs attached to a foundation and enclosed in a cloth-covered frame

First Known Use of BOX SPRING

1865

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