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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

volute′ spring`(n.)

  1. a coil spring, conical in shape, extending in the direction of the axis of the coil..

    Category: Building Trades, Machinery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coil spring, volute spring(noun)

    a spring in the shape of a coil


  1. Volute spring

    A Volute spring is a compression spring in the form of a cone. Under compression, the coils slide past each other, thus enabling the spring to be compressed to a very short length in comparison to what would be possible with a more conventional helix spring. The shape of the initial spring steel is a "V", with the ends of the V at either end of the wound spring, and the bottom point of the V at the centre. Such springs can frequently be found as a component of garden secateurs. Short posts anchored in each side of the handles, and inserted into each narrow end of the spring, retains the spring in position.


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