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drive fit


press fit

noun, Machinery.
assembly of two tightly fitting parts, as a hub on a shaft, made by a press or the like.
Also called drive fit, force fit.
Origin of press fit
First recorded in 1885-90
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pressfit, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You're in the same bracket, and as a couple you're a drive fit.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for drive fit

press fit

(engineering) a type of fit for mating parts, usually tighter than a sliding fit, used when the parts do not have to move relative to each other
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