MacPherson strut
noun Etymology: Earle S. MacPherson died 1960 American engineer Date: 1960 a component of an automobile suspension consisting of a shock absorber mounted within a coil spring

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  • MacPherson strut — [mək fir′sən, məkfʉr′sən] n. [after Earle MacPherson who designed it in the 1950s] an assembly functioning as a STRUT (n. 2) in a suspension system in a motor vehicle, that combines a shock absorber inside a coil spring …   English World dictionary

  • MacPherson strut — A simple MacPherson strut suspension on the left front wheel of a rear wheel drive vehicle. Front of the vehicle top right in image. Red section: Steering knuckle or hub carrier Blue section: Lower control arm or track control arm Light blue… …   Wikipedia

  • macpherson strut — məkˈfirsən , ˈfər noun Usage: usually capitalized M&P Etymology: after Earle S. MacPherson died 1960 American engineer : a component of an automobile suspension consisting of a shock absorber mounted within a coil spring * * * an automobile… …   Useful english dictionary

  • MacPherson strut — an automobile suspension system component that consists of a strut combined with a spring and shock absorber and connects the wheel to the frame of the vehicle. * * * …   Universalium

  • MacPherson strut — A suspension piece which employs a coil spring and shock absorber attached to the lower A arms and the top of the front body structure. Originally it had a lateral link with an anti roll bar instead of the lower A arm. It was first invented by a… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • MacPherson strut tower — A sheet metal panel surrounding the upper mount of the MacPherson strut at the side panels of the engine compartment; it may be a separate panel fitted by spot welding or a deep drawn section of the side panel shaped to take the upper strut end.… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • MacPherson strut suspension — noun → strut suspension. {named after the US designer Earle Steele MacPherson} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Macpherson — or Macpherson can refer to:*Clan Macpherson, a Scottish clan *MacPherson strut, a car suspension system *Macpherson, Singapore *Macpherson Stadium *Macpherson Playground, a football pitch in Hong KongPeopleIn sports*Archie Macpherson, a Scottish… …   Wikipedia

  • Strut — See also strut (disambiguation) A strut is a structural component designed to resist longitudinal compression. Struts provide outwards facing support in their lengthwise direction, which can be used to keep two other components separate,… …   Wikipedia

  • Strut bar — A strut bar, strut brace, or strut tower brace (STB) is a mostly aftermarket car suspension accessory usually used in conjunction with MacPherson struts on monocoque or unibody chassis to provide extra strength between the strut towers.With a… …   Wikipedia

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