MacPherson strut

noun

Mac·​Pher·​son strut mək-ˈfir-sᵊn- How to pronounce MacPherson strut (audio) -ˈfər- How to pronounce MacPherson strut (audio)
: a component of an automobile suspension consisting of a shock absorber mounted within a coil spring

Word History

Etymology

Earle S. MacPherson †1960 American engineer

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of MacPherson strut was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“MacPherson strut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/MacPherson%20strut. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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MacPherson strut

noun
Mac·​Pher·​son strut mək-ˈfir-sᵊn- How to pronounce MacPherson strut (audio) -ˈfər- How to pronounce MacPherson strut (audio)
: a component of an automobile suspension consisting of a shock absorber mounted within a coil spring
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