air suspension

noun

: a method of vehicle suspension that uses pressurized air instead of metal springs compare air spring

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Management of the vehicle’s considerable mass is done through air suspension, magnetorheological dampers, rear-wheel steering and active anti-roll bars. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 21 Oct. 2022 While the Performante rides on steel springs, the Urus S uses an air suspension, which can be set to street, track, and off-road modes. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 29 Sep. 2022 The standard air suspension offers optional sensors to detect curves and irregularities in the road surface. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 6 Oct. 2022 Audi’s Predictive Active Suspension, a $6,000 option that employs a camera to scan the road, modulating each corner to iron out road irregularities in concert with the standard sport air suspension. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 3 June 2022 The Tahoe Z71 has an optional air suspension that allows an additional two inches of ride height while in 4LO. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 22 Jan. 2022 Polestar did not reveal how much the crossover will make as standard, but every 3 will come with adaptive dual-chamber air suspension and active dampers. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 28 Sep. 2022 What sets it apart, though, are the more contemporary features that range from LED headlights and front fog lamps to air suspension. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 May 2022 Three all-wheel-drive systems, as well as an optional air suspension which can be adjusted to provide extra ground clearance, are available. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air suspension was in 1910

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“Air suspension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20suspension. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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