Definition of interference fit in English:

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interference fit

noun

A fit between two parts in which the external dimension of one part slightly exceeds the internal dimension of the part into which it has to fit.
Example sentences
  • The T101 temper substantially increases compressive yield strength, improving the ability of a bearing housed in a material of lower thermal expansion to maintain an interference fit through cycles of heating and cooling.
  • Each hole is progressively smaller, and the corresponding plugs of heavy metal are turned on a lathe to produce the correct interference fit.
  • These methods theoretically enhance the ‘interference fit’ and thus provide more rigid fixation of the hamstring graft.

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