box spring

an upholstered bedspring composed of a number of helical springs, each in a cylindrical cloth pocket.

1890–95 Unabridged
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box spring
a coiled spring contained in a boxlike frame, used as base for mattresses, chairs, etc

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Example sentences
Then, she chewed up a corner of our bed's box spring.
In the seams and tufts of your mattress and inside the box spring.
When staying in a hotel, check for bedbugs in between the mattress and the box
Or buy a wedge that is made to be placed between the mattress and box spring to
  elevate the head section.
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