air spring

noun

Definition of air spring 

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

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Under the cargo floor is the XF’s low-profile, integral-link suspension, here with load-leveling air springs as standard equipment. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: A Souped-Up Station Wagon for Crossover Drivers," 13 Apr. 2018 To accommodate its duties as long-distance tourer, the GT uses load-leveling air springs in the rear multi-link suspension. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 BMW 640xi GT: A High-Riding, Roomy Sedan That’s Fun to Drive," 20 Apr. 2018 The Dynamic Handling package adds active roll stabilization, height-adjustable air springs that are new to the 640i, dynamic shock control, and rear-wheel steering. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: The BMW 640i xDrive GT is the nicest hatchback you’ll ever drive," 25 Mar. 2018 Our car was also fitted with the optional rear air spring suspension ($1,200), which adds a layer of lushness to what might strike some as a too-stiff suspension. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Volvo S90 T8: Luxury, Thy Name is No Longer Lincoln," 9 Mar. 2018 The Turbo also employs an active spoiler with an air-brake mode, a six-level adaptive suspension fitted with air springs, and five selectable terrain settings for pavement, mud, gravel, sand, or rocks. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo: A Tall Glass of Speedy Utility," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of air spring

1826, in the meaning defined above

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