leaf spring

noun

: a spring made of superposed strips or leaves

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The double-leaf spring suspension is much sturdier than standard coil springs, resulting in a more stable ride. Nancy Jo Adams, Popular Mechanics, 30 Sep. 2022 There's nothing particularly interesting about the control-arm front and beam-axle rear suspension other than the transverse leaf spring that suspends the front. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 22 May 2022 The front leaf spring rear-lower shackle bolts may be loose. Detroit Free Press, 21 Aug. 2021 The two-door coupe was built with independent front suspension and a live rear axle leaf spring. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 17 Mar. 2022 While the leaf spring works for the heavy workloads that most pickups endure—including all other F-150s, except the Lightning—that old-school setup can't maintain good wheel control in brutal high-speed desert conditions. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leaf spring was in 1855

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“Leaf spring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20spring. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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