springless

[spring-lis]
adjective
1.
having no springs: a springless bed.
2.
lacking liveliness or resilience; lifeless: His shoulders drooped and his walk had become springless.

Origin:
1675–85; spring + -less

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spring (sprɪŋ)
 
vb (usually foll by from) (often foll by up) , springs, springing, sprang, sprung, sprung
1.  to move or cause to move suddenly upwards or forwards in a single motion
2.  to release or be released from a forced position by elastic force: the bolt sprang back
3.  (tr) to leap or jump over
4.  (intr) to come, issue, or arise suddenly
5.  (intr) (of a part of a mechanism, etc) to jump out of place
6.  to make (wood, etc) warped or split or (of wood, etc) to become warped or split
7.  to happen or cause to happen unexpectedly: to spring a surprise; the boat sprung a leak
8.  (intr) to develop or originate: the idea sprang from a chance meeting
9.  to be descended: he sprang from peasant stock
10.  to come into being or appear suddenly: factories springing up
11.  (tr) (of a gun dog) to rouse (game) from cover
12.  (intr) (of game or quarry) to start or rise suddenly from cover
13.  (intr) to appear to have a strong upward movement: the beam springs away from the pillar
14.  to explode (a mine) or (of a mine) to explode
15.  (tr) to provide with a spring or springs
16.  informal (tr) to arrange the escape of (someone) from prison
17.  archaic, poetic or (intr) (of daylight or dawn) to begin to appear
 
n
18.  the act or an instance of springing
19.  a leap, jump, or bound
20.  a.  the quality of resilience; elasticity
 b.  (as modifier): spring steel
21.  the act or an instance of moving rapidly back from a position of tension
22.  a.  a natural outflow of ground water, as forming the source of a stream
 b.  (as modifier): spring water
23.  a.  a device, such as a coil or strip of steel, that stores potential energy when it is compressed, stretched, or bent and releases it when the restraining force is removed
 b.  (as modifier): a spring mattress
24.  a structural defect such as a warp or bend
25.  a.  (sometimes capital) the season of the year between winter and summer, astronomically from the March equinox to the June solstice in the N hemisphere and from the September equinox to the December solstice in the S hemisphere
 b.  (as modifier): spring showers Related: vernal
26.  the earliest or freshest time of something
27.  a source or origin
28.  one of a set of strips of rubber, steel, etc, running down the inside of the handle of a cricket bat, hockey stick, etc
29.  nautical Also called: spring line a mooring line, usually one of a pair that cross amidships
30.  a flock of teal
31.  architect another name for springing
 
Related: vernal
 
[Old English springan; related to Old Norse springa, Old High German springan, Sanskrit sprhayati he desires, Old Slavonic pragu grasshopper]
 
'springless
 
adj
 
'springlike
 
adj

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Example sentences
Either beam, springless dial or electronic load-cell type.
One had to travel by keelboat, riverboat, or overland in springless army wagons.
The springless one-horse cart, which has lo encounter roads of the roughest
  kind, makes no provision for bodily comfort.
We were a party of ten in all, occupying four of the springless carts of the
  country.
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