spiral spring

noun

: a spring consisting of a wire coiled usually in a flat spiral or in a helix

Word History

First Known Use

1690, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spiral spring was in 1690

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“Spiral spring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiral%20spring. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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