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box spring

noun
1.
an upholstered bedspring composed of a number of helical springs, each in a cylindrical cloth pocket.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for box spring
  • 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 spring.
  • Or buy a wedge that is made to be placed between the mattress and box spring to elevate the head section.
  • Foundation is the base or support on which a mattress or, when provided, a box spring rests.
  • If possible purchase plastic covers for your mattress and box spring.
British Dictionary definitions for box spring

box spring

noun
1.
a coiled spring contained in a boxlike frame, used as base for mattresses, chairs, etc
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