bed·​spring | \ ˈbed-ˌspriŋ How to pronounce bedspring (audio) \

Definition of bedspring

: a spring supporting a mattress

Examples of bedspring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like at first snowfall when the kids dragged their bedsprings out of the cottage, over the fence and up the hill of the 5th hole at Crescent Hill golf course. Kristina Goetz, The Courier-Journal, "Orphans come back to ‘The Home’ that took them in when no one else could," 20 July 2017 Even the scene where the family is in the living room, listening to the bedsprings rattle while the 18-year-old sister is upstairs with her boyfriend? Dave Itzkoff, New York Times, "Yeah, Life Is Very Sunny for Kaitlin Olson," 29 Dec. 2016 Near one house, beer bottles stuck out of the mud, and a rusty bedspring served as a fence on the water’s edge. Victoria Burnett, New York Times, "An Aquatic Paradise in Mexico, Pushed to the Edge of Extinction," 22 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of bedspring

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Bedspring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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