box spring


Definition of box spring

: a bedspring that consists of spiral springs attached to a foundation and enclosed in a cloth-covered frame

Examples of box spring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under a tree, Yeidi and her mother spotted a rusting box spring, left behind on the night of the evictions. Anchorage Daily News, 4 Oct. 2021 Under a tree, Yeidi and her mother spotted a rusting box spring, left behind on the night of the evictions. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2021 Mail-in rebate offer ends 12/31. Receive a free box spring or adjustable base on select mattress and mattress set purchases. Micolette Davis, Chron, 17 May 2021 Prizes given away at the grand opening included 50 bags of groceries, mattress and box spring sets, and a year’s supply of Coca-Cola. Meagan Hurley, Dallas News, 20 May 2021 Offering a 365-night trial, free shipping, free returns and a lifetime warranty, the mattresses can be used on any bed frame — from box spring to traditional frame to adjustable base to platform. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, 15 Mar. 2021 Box spring frames are designed to support a box spring beneath innerspring mattresses. Sian Babish,, 25 Feb. 2021 If that's not possible, wash bedding often, and put allergen-blocking covers on the mattress and box spring. Star Tribune, 19 Feb. 2021 If customers spend $3,000 or more on a Tempur-Pedic, Sealy or Stearns & Foster mattress/box spring and/or adjustable base, the new mattress is free if Tampa Bay beats the Chiefs. Matt Young, Chron, 4 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of box spring

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of box spring was in 1851

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“Box spring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of box spring

: a wide, flat box that is filled with metal springs and covered with cloth and that is put under a mattress for support


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