(of a machine part) kept normally in a certain position by a spring: a spring-loaded safety valve.
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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.
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