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 The durable frame is made from steel with wooden slats that don’t require a box spring. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 The memory foam mattresses may be placed on a platform bed, box spring, Murphy bed, adjustable bed frame or even on the floor. Vanessa Infanzon, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Things like reducing clutter, thoroughly cleaning rooms, moving around furniture, encasing mattresses and box springs with special mattress bags and filling cracks can all help get rid of and reduce bedbugs, the health department said. Jonathan Limehouse, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2024 Lift and look in bed bug hiding spots: the mattress, box spring and other furniture, as well as behind baseboards, pictures and even torn wallpaper. The Enquirer, 23 Feb. 2024 It’s made of durable steel to support up to 700 pounds — without a box spring. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 18 Feb. 2024 Mattresses and box springs must not be severely damaged, wet, twisted, frozen, soiled or infested with bedbugs, a city statement reads. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 The rustic bed frame is made of steel and solid wood to support up to 700 pounds, no box spring needed. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 The program, in conjunction with the Mattress Recycling Council, allows San Diegans to drop off mattresses and box springs at the new collection site, on the east side of the entrance of the landfill on Convoy Street. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of box spring was in 1851

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“Box spring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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