• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Drawspring (Railroad) The spring to which a drawbar is attached.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drawspring An apparatus designed to counteract the recoil or shock when a tow-rope or cable breaks
    • n drawspring it consists of a cylinder, having a piston-rod to which india-rubber bands are fitted, and a chain to which the tow-rope of a boat or the cable of a ship at anchor is made fast.
    • n drawspring A spring connecting the draw-bar of a railroad-car with the car, and designed to resist both tension and compression.
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