air spring


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Underpinning the new model is an upgraded adaptive air spring with six adjustable ride heights, the most performance-oriented of which receives a 0.3-inch lower ride height than the regular Cayenne Turbo coupe. Greg Kable, Car and Driver, 20 May 2021 An air spring suspension system is also available on Wagoneers and standard on the Grand Wagoneer. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 All-Terrains have an air spring at every corner, while the old wagon had air springs only in back. Annie White, Car and Driver, 5 Nov. 2020 Magnetorheological dampers come standard on all but the base Escalade, and a set of height-adjustable air springs will be available. Annie White, Car and Driver, 5 Feb. 2020 The Turbo S skims over the road on standard air springs, adaptive dampers, and 21-inch Pirelli P Zero PZ4 summer tires that are as wide as a ruler is long in the back. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, 29 Jan. 2020 The independent rear suspension is linked to optional adaptive shock absorbers and air springs for a smoother ride and better handling. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 11 Dec. 2019 This replaces the air springs with steel ones, while three-way adaptive dampers work to reduce unwanted yaw movements under braking or acceleration. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 24 Sep. 2019 On many Land Rover products, for instance, the long-travel independent suspension uses adjustable air springs that can vary height and ground clearance to suit the conditions. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, 18 May 2016 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Air spring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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