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self-aligning

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Definition of self-aligning in English:

adjective

(Of a bearing or machine part) capable of aligning itself automatically: this gives the wheel a self-aligning action
More example sentences
  • So named because of its shape, it has a swivel head that makes the clamp self-aligning for odd-shaped pieces.
  • The Revolution's structural components have been designed with self-aligning joints that reduce the need for jigs.
  • Antennas that are self-aligning, self-erecting, and difficult to detect facilitate the ability of the warfighter to execute his mission.

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