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 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, "Car recalls for August 6-13," 6 Aug. 2013 One innovation, Bell said, is a low-profile leaf spring design that holds the cooler to the GPU core while still allowing for a backcover to fit. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Nvidia teases GeForce RTX 3090 design tweaks with radical new cooler, 12-pin power," 26 Aug. 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, "Car recalls for August 6-13," 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, "Car recalls for August 6-13," 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. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for July 30-Aug. 6," 7 Aug. 2020 Back in the '60s, just about every four-wheel drive vehicle used solid axles with a leaf spring suspension at each corner. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "What Makes the Ford Bronco So Badass?," 9 June 2020 The good thing about leaf springs is that any change in their behavior is gradual, and consequently easily controlled and corrected by the driver. Car and Driver, "Tested: 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang," 17 Apr. 2020 The leaf springs which were adequate with Falcon engine torque began to give trouble with axle tramp and spring wind-up during development with the 289-cu in Mustang V-8, so the springs were beefed up too. Car and Driver, "Tested: 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang," 17 Apr. 2020

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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 20 Sep. 2020.

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