a long, narrow, multiple spring composed of several layers of spring metal bracketed together: used in some suspension systems of carriages and automobiles.
one of a number of metal strips bracketed together in length to form a compound spring
the compound spring so formed
- Lead balloon
noun phrase unwelcome situation; a failure or unsuccessful situation Examples His suggestion to stay put went over like a lead balloon. noun phrase A dismal failure; flop: His run for office was a lead balloon (1940s+) Related Terms go over like a lead balloon
[led] /lɛd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a highly toxic, colorless crystalline compound, Pb(N 3) 2 , that detonates at 660°F (350°C) and is used as a detonator for explosives.
- Leaf vegetable
noun any plant whose leaves are eaten as a vegetable, as cabbage, lettuce, spinach, endive, and cress; also called leafy greens Examples Leaf vegetables are a diverse and eclectic group of plants comprising several different taxonomic plant families. Usage Note cooking
noun 1. any of several small, greenish or brownish, Old World warblers of the genus Phylloscopus that feed on insects among the leaves of trees.