innerspring mattress
Mattress Mat"tress, n. [OF. materas, F. matelas, LL. matratium; cf. Sp. & Pg. almadraque, Pr. almatrac; all from Ar. ma[.t]rah a place where anything is thrown, what is thrown under something, fr. [.t]araha to throw.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large pad stuffed with hair, moss, or other suitable soft material, and quilted or otherwise fastened, used as or in a bed, to support the human body while lying down. [Written also {matress}.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Hydraulic Engin.) A mass of interwoven brush, poles, etc., to protect a bank from being worn away by currents or waves. [1913 Webster]

{innerspring mattress} A variety of mattress[1] having springs inside to provide a flexible support; it is considered more comfortable than a stuffed mattress. [PJC]


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  • innerspring mattress — [in′ər spriŋ΄] n. a mattress with built in coil springs * * * …   Universalium

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  • Mattress — Mat tress, n. [OF. materas, F. matelas, LL. matratium; cf. Sp. & Pg. almadraque, Pr. almatrac; all from Ar. ma[.t]rah a place where anything is thrown, what is thrown under something, fr. [.t]araha to throw.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large pad stuffed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mattress — For other uses, see Mattress (disambiguation). A pillow top queen size mattress. A mattress is a manufactured product to sleep or lie on, consisting of resilient materials and covered with an outer fabric or ticking. In the developed world it is… …   Wikipedia

  • innerspring — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : having coil springs inside a padded casing innerspring mattress innerspring cushion …   Useful english dictionary

  • innerspring — adjective Date: 1928 having coil springs inside a padded casing < innerspring mattress > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mattress — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bedding; tick, bolster, pallet; futon; featherbed. See support. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pallet, innerspring, springs, box spring, bedding, cushion, futon; see also bed 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • innerspring — adj. having springs a number of springs contained within a padded structure (as in a mattress) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • innerspring — in•ner•spring [[t]ˈɪn ərˌsprɪŋ[/t]] adj. fur having a large number of enclosed coil springs within an overall padding, as a mattress • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • matress — Mattress Mat tress, n. [OF. materas, F. matelas, LL. matratium; cf. Sp. & Pg. almadraque, Pr. almatrac; all from Ar. ma[.t]rah a place where anything is thrown, what is thrown under something, fr. [.t]araha to throw.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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