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[spring-loh-did] /ˈsprɪŋˈloʊ dɪd/
(of a machine part) kept normally in a certain position by a spring:
a spring-loaded safety valve. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He presses a remote-control button, and a spring-loaded net arcs over the owl.
  • The carabiner is an oblong ring of aluminum alloy about the length of an avocado and equipped with a spring-loaded gate.
  • Kids can watch the monkey spin down the vine and can launch the monkey from the elephant's spring-loaded trunk.
  • The spring-loaded steel cord strangles it and it will struggle in pain and fear for a few seconds before dying.
  • The basket that holds the filter on my machine is mounted on a spring-loaded bracket.
  • First came spring-loaded feet and air-cushioned sockets.
  • He had a medical kit of spring-loaded needles with which he could give himself various injections.
  • Its spring-loaded maple dance floor moves under every step, preventing injury and reducing fatigue.
  • At the full open position, a spring-loaded latch shall engage, preventing the arm from swinging back into traffic.
  • Air receivers shall be equipped with indicating pressure gauges and spring-loaded safety valves.

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