leaf spring

noun

Definition of leaf spring

: a spring made of superposed strips or leaves

Examples of leaf spring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the rear end, the traditional leaf spring and live axle has been discarded. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 20 May 2021 These include a leaf spring and a sturdy box joint construction. Chris Hachey, BGR, 3 May 2021 Other parts also came from Volvo, including its independent rear suspension, which uses a composite transverse leaf spring, and the roadster's steering column and seats. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, 21 Dec. 2020 The Reatta's suspension is fully independent, with struts all around, coil springs up front, a transverse plastic leaf spring in the rear, and anti-roll bars at both ends. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 27 Nov. 2020 The incorrect leaf spring shims may have been installed between the rear axle and the leaf springs possibly affecting the vehicle's handling. USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2013 The incorrect leaf spring shims may have been installed between the rear axle and the leaf springs possibly affecting the vehicle's handling. USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2013 The incorrect leaf spring shims may have been installed between the rear axle and the leaf springs possibly affecting the vehicle's handling. USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2013 The incorrect leaf spring shims may have been installed between the rear axle and the leaf springs possibly affecting the vehicle's handling. USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2013

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First Known Use of leaf spring

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Leaf spring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20spring. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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