air spring

noun

: a shock absorber that uses pressurized air as a cushion instead of a metal spring compare air suspension

Examples of air spring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adjustable air springs lower the rakish body by 10 mm to 25 mm versus standard models. Lawrence Ulrich, Robb Report, 20 Feb. 2024 Modern air suspension is amazingly good at its job, and the i7 M70 features new M tuning for how those air springs react. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 25 Sep. 2023 Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is standard with air springs but can be added as an option on steel-spring cars. Angus MacKenzie, Robb Report, 12 Dec. 2023 Entry-level models get steel springs, with air springs standard on the Turbo. Angus MacKenzie, Robb Report, 12 Dec. 2023 Energy stored in the air springs from a previous cycle compresses the mixture until a flameless reaction occurs. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Feb. 2023 Higher-end trims also offer air springs with adaptive dampers. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 5 Sep. 2023 All Panamera PHEVs are available with the new Porsche Active Ride suspension, which combines single-chamber air springs with two-valve dampers. Georg Kacher, Car and Driver, 22 Aug. 2023 The air springs and good wheel travel (eight inches up front, eleven inches in the rear) added up to the cushiest ride on the freeway, and the torquey V-8 and four-speed automatic felt as civilized as a powertrain from one of Germany's uber-cruisers. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, 2 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air spring was in 1826

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“Air spring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20spring. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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