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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The woman had just signed the lease on her new apartment three days before and had been awaiting delivery of a loveseat, sofa, queen-size mattress and box spring from City Furniture. Tonya Alanez, sun-sentinel.com, "Furniture deliveryman accused of sexual assault on customer," 6 Sep. 2019 Police are still hoping to find a mattress and box spring that Ajayi allegedly gave away last week. Laura Barcella, PEOPLE.com, "Man Arrested in Murder of Missing Utah Student After Human Tissue Matching Her DNA Is Found," 28 June 2019 According to the product listing, this particular bed frame is 14 inches high with a 13-inch clearance for storage underneath, replaces a box spring, and assembles in mere minutes with no tools required. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "I Tried the Most Popular Bed Frame on Amazon—Here's My Honest Opinion," 28 June 2019 According to Brown, police are still attempting to locate a mattress and box springs given away from Ajayi's residence the week after Lueck went missing. Olivia Sanchez, USA TODAY, "Police continue to track digital evidence after arrest in the death of student Mackenzie Lueck," 28 June 2019 People can also bring mattresses and box springs to be recycled. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Oakland’s free household hazardous waste, mattress drop off," 19 July 2019 Mattress shoppers expected to pay on average $1,110 for a queen sleep set (mattress and box springs). Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Mattress Matters, part 2: Can a mattress relieve an aching back?," 19 July 2019 Officers found Steve Holt, 68, underneath a mattress and box springs set in a back bedroom. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Prosecutors seek death penalty for both suspects in stabbing deaths of Birmingham grandparents," 16 July 2019 Police found a body under the box spring and mattress, the station reported. Dallas News, "Slain woman's body found in bed frame in Texas hotel after boyfriend confesses, affidavit says," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of box spring

1865, in the meaning defined above

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box spring

noun

English Language Learners Definition of box spring

US : 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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