bedspring

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bed +‎ spring

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bedspring (plural bedsprings)

  1. A springy surface that supports the mattress of a bed.
    • 1953, James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Knopf, Part One,
      This morning not even the cry of a bedspring disturbed the silence, and John seemed, therefore, to be listening to his own unspeaking doom.

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