bedspring

noun

bed·​spring ˈbed-ˌspriŋ How to pronounce bedspring (audio)
: a spring supporting a mattress

Examples of bedspring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An antique bedspring brings a rustic take to the traditional memo board. Anna Logan, Country Living, 21 June 2023 Blogger Julie turned an old crib bedspring into an American flag, then prominently displayed it in her backyard. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 6 June 2022 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, 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, 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, 22 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bedspring was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Bedspring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedspring. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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