air suspension

noun

: a method of vehicle suspension that uses pressurized air instead of metal springs compare air spring

Examples of air suspension in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For driving pursuits whose satisfaction isn’t met by general performance, Mercedes-AMG has enhanced the SUV with software updates for improved roll stabilization and air suspension for better handling and comfort. James Raia, The Mercury News, 4 Feb. 2024 Both Macan models come equipped with air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damping control as standard. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 25 Jan. 2024 Having spent a lot of time this year driving EVs with air suspension, the combination of the Blazer EV's conventional springs and somewhat deteriorating road surfaces proved a little reminder that NVH means noise, vibration, and harshness. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 13 Dec. 2023 The top model sporting adaptive air suspension and active aero will supposedly hit 893 bhp and launch from zero to 62 mph in a mighty 2.8 seconds. Jeremy White, WIRED, 1 Jan. 2024 Adaptive air suspension is available on the Z71 and High Country models for greater ground clearance when needed. Scotty Reiss, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 There is also an air suspension, which should allow for a smoother ride on- or off-road. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 19 Dec. 2023 Standard Panamera will have a more conventional 2-chamber air suspension. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Under the skin, the basics carry over, although Chevy has done some retuning of the four-wheel independent suspension to improve ride quality and handling while adaptive air suspension and magnetic ride dampers continue to be available. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air suspension was in 1910

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“Air suspension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20suspension. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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