drawspring definition

  • noun:
    • The springtime that a drawbar is affixed.
    • The spring to which a drawbar is attached.
    • An apparatus built to counteract the recoil or shock when a tow-rope or cable pauses
    • it is comprised of a cylinder, having a piston-rod to which india-rubber groups are fitted, and a chain to which the tow-rope of a boat or the cable of a ship at anchor is made fast.
    • A spring connecting the draw-bar of a railroad-car aided by the vehicle, and made to resist both tension and compression.
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