MacPherson strut

noun
Mac·Pher·son strut | \ mək-ˈfir-sᵊn- , -ˈfər- \

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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