MacPherson strut

noun
Mac·​Pher·​son strut | \ mək-ˈfir-sᵊn- How to pronounce MacPherson strut (audio) , -ˈfər- How to pronounce MacPherson strut (audio) \

Definition of MacPherson strut

: a component of an automobile suspension consisting of a shock absorber mounted within a coil spring

First Known Use of MacPherson strut

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for MacPherson strut

Earle S. MacPherson †1960 American engineer

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“MacPherson strut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/MacPherson%20strut. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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