box spring

noun

Definition of box spring 

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

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Use the nozzle attachments to go over the top, sides, and box spring, sucking dust and gunk out of the crevices and welting. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Test Your Housekeeping Knowledge: How Gross Are Your Cleaning Habits?," 10 July 2018 Last year, federal authorities also seized about $20 million in cash hidden inside a mattress box spring in a Westborough apartment used by Brazilian national Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha, who was charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering. Katheleen Conti, BostonGlobe.com, "TelexFree Ponzi scheme fugitive stripped of Brazilian citizenship; may open door to extradition," 22 Feb. 2018 Two guns were also found: one, loaded, under Spadafore’s pillow and another between the mattress and the box spring, prosecutors said in the filing. Alene Tchekmedyian, latimes.com, "A drug lab in Lake Elsinore exploded in November. The ex-cop behind it was just sentenced 5 years in prison," 19 June 2018 According to the report, a knife and wallet were discovered between the mattress and box spring of the bed inside the apartment. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Oak Park man found dead in February had been stabbed multiple times in his neck, officials say," 18 May 2018 Look for hypoallergenic comforters, pillow covers, and a cover that zips around your mattress and box spring, like the Utopia Bedding hypoallergenic mattress cover. Korin Miller, Allure, "7 Ways to Relieve Allergy and Asthma Symptoms," 24 Apr. 2018 There was garbage and a box spring inside of the closet and garbage piled on the dresser. Lindsey Bever, chicagotribune.com, "Georgia woman found half-decomposed, crawling with maggots — and still alive, police say," 21 Mar. 2018 Like the others listed here, this mattress will work with a variety of bases, including box springs, slatted or gridded platforms, or mechanical/adjustable bedframes. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "The 6 Best Memory-Foam Mattresses to Buy Online," 8 Mar. 2018 These covers can be so effective that the AAAAI specifically recommends people with allergies encase their mattress, pillows, and even box spring. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Allergy Remedies Allergists Actually Use," 1 Mar. 2018

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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box spring

noun

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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