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Definition of "spring-loaded" [spring-loaded]

  • Secured or loaded by means of a spring. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spring-loaded" in a sentence
  • "Or the spring-loaded longshoreman's hooks built into his gauntlets ... yanno, for combat or climbing."
  • "Dude makes homemade spring-loaded Wolverine*-style claws and uses them to fight evil in the form of a cardboard box."
  • "In 1904, Anderson applied for a patent for her solution to the problem: a lever that, when operated by the driver, made a spring-loaded arm wipe off the windshield and swing back to its original location."