Definition of bushing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝oSHiNG/


1A metal lining for a round hole, especially one in which an axle revolves.
Example sentences
  • In one assembly, a metal disc is mounted to rotate from a motor drive shaft in a cylinder block and in contact with calibrated sample support bushings biased to contact upper and lower surfaces of the disc.
  • However, engine failures due to powderized connecting rod bushings on about 2.5% of the Vipers in Switzerland suggest different conclusions.
  • In use, the bushing is seated within the through hole of the fixation device at a selected angle and the fastening screw is inserted through the bore of the bushing such that its head fits in the bushing and its shaft is threaded into bone.
1.1A bearing for a revolving shaft.
Example sentences
  • He also notes that in the lower racing series like showroom stock, a lot of durability issues are resolved on systems like brakes, bearings and bushings.
  • Bearing play concerns have been alleviated with the much-increased bushing sizes.
  • Other aluminum bearing applications are in heavy tooling, such as boring mills, presses, lathes, milling machines, and grinding mills, and as hydraulic pump bushings.
2A sleeve that and protects an electric cable where it passes through a panel.
Example sentences
  • For the government model they even make the grip screws and the bushings to hold them.
  • So the stress from the trailer goes just to the rear axle and the bolts and rubber bushings that connect the axle to sheet metal floor instead of a frame.
  • Between the hangar and the baseplate are two bushings (sometimes called grommets).

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Syllabification: bush·ing

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