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 The barren room consisted only of a box spring – not a mattress – on the floor and a fly strip hanging from the ceiling. Carol Robinson |, al, "‘Cinderella with no happy ending’: Starved Alabama teen locked in basement shares horrifying testimony," 13 Nov. 2020 Tuft & Needle’s answer to a box spring, the Box Foundation is quick and easy to assemble. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Take 10% off Tuft & Needle’s bedding, mattresses and more at the Sweet Dreams sale," 8 Oct. 2020 Featuring linen upholstery and nailhead trim, the sturdy platform bed doesn’t require a box spring, saving you even more money. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "20 Amazon furniture pieces that look way more expensive than they are," 21 Sep. 2020 Luxe will easily fit your current setup, whether that’s a box spring, slatted frame, or adjustable frame. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, "These memory foam cooling mattresses can help you sleep better," 28 Sep. 2020 The department store will be offering 40% to 65% off select mattresses from brands like Sealy, Beautyrest and Scott Living, plus a free adjustable base box spring with select mattresses. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Rest easy with these Labor Day mattress deals," 5 Sep. 2020 The 17-year-old took apart her bed, used the box spring and mattress to make a fort and closed herself in. Annie Vainshtein,, "The pandemic has shrunk children’s worlds. Experts worry it’s a ‘foreclosure on the future’," 23 Aug. 2020 Serta's Perfect Sleeper Standale II mattress, a firm sleeper that boasts cooling technology for warm summer nights, comes with a box spring. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Wayfair is taking up to 70% off during its July 4th Clearance sale," 25 June 2020 While a complete bed, which includes a headboard and bed frame, and maybe a box spring, can run north of $1,000, headboards are significantly cheaper, with some costing less than a hundred bucks. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "The prettiest headboards under $400," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of box spring

1865, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2020

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“Box spring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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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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