Definition of air bearing in English:

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air bearing


A bearing in which moving surfaces are kept apart by a layer of air provided by jets.
Example sentences
  • With an air bearing, frictional drag is lessened, bearing life increased, and higher shaft speeds are possible.
  • An integrated air bearing lessens friction in the moving parts.
  • The counter mass, which floats on air bearings, is attached to a linear motor guide.

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Syllabification: air bear·ing

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