leaf spring


: a spring made of superposed strips or leaves

Examples of leaf spring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vehicle was technologically revolutionary, using modern coil-spring suspension instead of old-fashioned leaf springs, and offering permanent four-wheel drive and disc brakes front and rear—all of which set it apart from most other four-wheel-drive vehicles of the time. Bob Sorokanich, Robb Report, 22 May 2024 The 1940 Ford sat on a 112-inch wheelbase with transverse leaf springs in the front and rear. David Krumboltz, The Mercury News, 7 Jan. 2024 In front, the design philosophy is similar, with unequal-length control arms and a transverse plastic leaf spring mounted to another large cast-aluminum subframe. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 7 Sep. 2023 The Tundra changed from leaf spring rear suspension to TNGA's coils, while the Sequoia went the other way from independent rear suspension to TNGA's solid axle. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 1 Aug. 2023 At the rear, Chisholm Enterprises provided custom leaf springs that lower the ride height by four inches. Barry Winfield, Car and Driver, 20 July 2023 Its suspension consists of control arms and torsion ban up front and a rigid axle and leaf springs in the rear. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 1 July 2023 These hold the leaf springs in place. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 28 Mar. 2023 The rear leaf spring may break. Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2021

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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 16 Jun. 2024.

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