Wortformen:(regular plural) elliptical springs
noun (Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Brakes, steering, wheels, tires, and suspension) An elliptical spring is a spring that is made from two springs in the shape of elongated ovals laid cut in half and back-to-back. ⇒ An elliptical spring is securely clamped at each end to the axle. ⇒ The tractor-trailer has an elliptical spring suspension system. ⇒ The elliptical spring is like two semi-elliptical springs joined to make a shape like an ellipse. They were first used in the days of horse-drawn carriages.
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