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  • n. Alternative spelling of leaf spring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long spring which presses together the coupling-hooks of railroad-cars in the Miller coupling.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There are two types of leaf-spring applications -- sleeve and bellows, each of which is constructed of fabric-reinforced rubber, much like a tire.

    F&S Guide to Truck Suspension and Lifts

  • But that rear leaf-spring suspension will bounce you like a truck on rough roads.

    Specs on the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT crew-cab pickup

  • It drags like a leaf-spring with gravity, and pushes like a coil-spring against it.

    Cities In Flight

  • It features a new, larger asymmetrical leaf-spring design that also contributes to improved ride and handling characteristics.

    Top Speed

  • A new asymmetrical leaf-spring rear suspension supports greater loads.

    Top Speed

  • Chevrolet said that the 2011 Silverado HD lineup offers: a fully-boxed frame assemblies, new asymmetrical leaf-spring rear suspensions, an improved 6.0L Vortec 6L90 powertrain, a new exhaust brake system, large brakes, efficient ride, handling and steering, and safety and functional technologies including 170-degree-opening rear access doors on extended cab models and connectivity.

    New Statesman

  • The combination of a solid, leaf-spring rear axle, mechanical locks on the centre and rear diffs and traction control means that most extreme off-road situations require little more than pressing the accelerator and adjusting the wheel so that it goes in the correct direction.

    The German Car Blog

  • The larger leaf-spring design supports increased rear gross axle weight ratings across the board.


  • The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup offers all-new, fully-boxed frame assemblies; stronger independent and new asymmetrical leaf-spring rear suspensions; a strengthened 6.0L Vortec 6L90 standard powertrain; a new, exclusive exhaust brake system; larger brakes; improved ride, handling and steering; and comprehensive safety and functional technologies such as 170-degree-opening rear access doors on extended cab models and state-of-the art connectivity.

    Automotive Headlines

  • We're pretty sure that Ferrucio Lamborghini never installed front drum brakes on any of his cars, and the same goes for the leaf-spring rear suspension.



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