leaf spring


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leaf spring

n
1. (General Engineering) one of a number of metal strips bracketed together in length to form a compound spring
2. (General Engineering) the compound spring so formed

leaf′ spring`


n.
a long, narrow, multiple spring composed of several layers of spring metal.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.leaf spring - long narrow spring consisting of several layers of metal springs bracketed together
spring - a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
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