Definition of leaf spring in English:

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leaf spring

Pronunciation: /ˈlēf ˌspriNG/


A spring made of a number of strips of metal curved slightly upward and clamped together one above the other.
Example sentences
  • The anchoring mechanism may include a leaf spring that can be actuated between an unlocked position and a locked position.
  • First the front leaf spring has been dropped in favour of a new coil spring, shock absorber and radius arm setup that anchors the axle to the frame but also adds a second pivot point.
  • The biggest change made was eliminating the stock independent rear suspension and switching to a solid 12-bolt rear end that is still suspended by stock-type trailing arms and a transverse leaf spring.

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