Definition of Spring-loaded

1. Adjective. Containing a compressed spring that presses one part against another.

Partainyms: Spring



Definition of Spring-loaded

1. Adjective. Of a mechanical device, containing a spring that holds a component in a particular position. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spring-loaded

sprightliness
sprightlinesses
sprightly
sprights
sprigs
sprigtail
sprigtails
spring-beetle
spring-clean
spring-cleaned
spring-cleaning
spring-cleans
spring-heeled
spring-like
spring-loaded (current term)
spring-release
spring-roll
spring-run fish
spring-water
spring back
spring balance
spring beauties
spring beauty
spring break
spring breaks
spring cankerworm
spring chicken
spring clean
spring cleaning

Literary usage of Spring-loaded

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1. The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Reference Book of Rules, Tables by William Kent (1902)
"spring-loaded Safety-valves.—Instead of weights, springs are sometimes employed to hold down safety-valves. The calculations are similar to those for lever ..."

2. The Practical Engineer's Hand-book: Comprising a Treatise on Modern Engines by Walter S. Hutton (1911)
"A spring for an ordinary spring-loaded safety-valve of a steam-boiler is shown in Fig. ... Provisions should be made to prevent the valve of a spring-loaded ..."

3. A Text-book of Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering by Andrew Jamieson (1903)
"... Governor— Parabolic Governors—Galloway's Parabolic Governor—Porter's loaded Governor—Theory of Porter's Governor—Example II.—Spring loaded Governors ..."

4. Audels Engineers and Mechanics Guideby Frank Duncan Graham by Frank Duncan Graham (1921)
"Any spring loaded safety valve constructed so as to give an increased lift by the operation of steam after being raised from its seat, or any spring loaded ..."

5. Practical Marine Engineering for Marine Engineers and Students: With Aids by William Frederick Durand (1901)
"Any spring-loaded safety valves constructed so as to give an increased lift by the operation of steam, after being raised from their seats, ..."

6. Practical Marine Engineering for Marine Engineers and Students: With Aids by William Frederick Durand (1901)
"Any spring-loaded safety valves constructed so as to give an increased lift by the operation of steam, after being raised from their seats, ..."

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