spring-release love

Definitions

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  • adjective Of a mechanical device, containing a component that compresses or extends a spring while held in place and so springs free when released.

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Examples

  • The four car-stops so far this evening have been washouts: three municipals - a postal inspector, a transit clerk, and a garbageman, all city employees off-limits - and one guy who did have a six-inch blade under his seat, but no spring-release.

    Excerpt: Lush Life by Richard Price

  • The four car-stops so far this evening have been washouts: three municipals -- a postal inspector, a transit clerk, and a garbageman, all city employees off-limits -- and one guy who did have a six-inch blade under his seat, but no spring-release.

    Books: “Lush Life”

  • The four car-stops so far this evening have been washouts: three municipals — a postal inspector, a transit clerk, and a garbageman, all city employees off-limits — and one guy who did have a six-inch blade under his seat, but no spring-release.

    'Lush Life'

  • These traps are made from plastic and have a spring-release trap door at one end that closes behind the animal once he or she enters the trap.

    Gothamist

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