Trailing spring
Trailing Trail"ing, a. & vb. n. from {Trail}. [1913 Webster]

{Trailing arbutus}. (Bot.) See under {Arbutus}.

{Trailing spring}, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as to assist in deadening any shock which may occur. --Weale.

{Trailing wheel}, a hind wheel of a locomotive when it is not a driving wheel; also, one of the hind wheels of a carriage. [1913 Webster]


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  • Trailing — Trail ing, a. & vb. n. from {Trail}. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus}. (Bot.) See under {Arbutus}. {Trailing spring}, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as to assist in deadening any shock …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trailing arbutus — Trailing Trail ing, a. & vb. n. from {Trail}. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus}. (Bot.) See under {Arbutus}. {Trailing spring}, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as to assist in deadening… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trailing wheel — Trailing Trail ing, a. & vb. n. from {Trail}. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus}. (Bot.) See under {Arbutus}. {Trailing spring}, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as to assist in deadening… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trailing arbutus — Arbutus Ar bu*tus, Arbute Ar bute, n. [L. arbutus, akin to arbor tree.] The strawberry tree, a genus of evergreen shrubs, of the Heath family. It has a berry externally resembling the strawberry; the arbute tree. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spring switch — noun : a switch consisting of a pair of split switch points held in running position by a stiff coil spring and designed to return to that position after being thrown over by trailing wheels from the diverging route …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring-rail frog — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a frog having a movable wing rail held against the point rail by springs and normally presenting an unbroken running surface to wheels using the main track but operating also to permit the passage of trailing wheels from a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trailing phlox — noun : a tufted spring blooming perennial phlox (Phlox nivalis) that is similar to moss pink but has larger flowers with shorter stamens and styles * * * a prostrate plant, Phlox nivalis, of the southeastern U.S., having pink or white flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corvette leaf spring — Since 1963, transverse leaf springs have been an integral part of the suspension of GM s Chevrolet Corvette. This article concerns the practical differences between leafs and coils, popular misconceptions, and the design considerations that led… …   Wikipedia

  • Leaf spring — Originally called laminated or carriage spring , a leaf spring is a simple form of spring, commonly used for the suspension in wheeled vehicles. It is also one of the oldest forms of springing, dating back to medieval times.Sometimes referred to… …   Wikipedia

  • semi-trailing link — An arm of a coil spring, independent rear suspension system which pivots at an angle to the centerline of the vehicle, thus imparting negative camber with increase in load. Also called semi trailing arm …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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