Definition of MacPherson in English:

MacPherson

(also Macpherson, macpherson, McPherson)

Pronunciation /məkˈfəːs(ə)n/

noun

  • Attributive and in compounds, especially in "MacPherson strut". Designating a component of a motor-car suspension consisting of a telescopic shock absorber mounted inside a coil spring.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Motor. From the name of Earle S. MacPherson, U.S. engineer, who designed the component.