Definition of press fit in English:

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press fit


An interference fit between two parts in which one part is forced under pressure into a slightly smaller hole in the other.
Example sentences
  • And it doesn't take much expansion to turn the press fit into a self-decapping pocket.
  • The clone had enough metal at the front to allow the original press fit bushing to be used, but the Browning did not.
  • The press fit of the adapters into the frame is primarily responsible for retaining the adapters while the three bolts provide additional backup retention.



Example sentences
  • My boats had the standard coupling - a rather small fitting which is press-fitted onto the shaft and held in place with a small screw that goes through the coupling into a little dimple in the shaft.
  • The allograft was passed in an antegrade fashion with the patellar bone plug press-fitted into the femoral tunnel.
  • The lens is inserted and fixed in the first hole, and a ferrule in which the optical fiber is embedded is press-fitted with the second hole.

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