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Secured or loaded by means of a spring.
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held in position by the elastic force of a metal spring
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(of a machine part) kept normally in a certain position by a spring.
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Adj.1.spring-loaded - containing a compressed spring that presses one part against another
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[ˈsprɪŋˌləʊdɪd] ADJcon resorte
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