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thrust bearing

noun, Machinery.
a bearing designed to absorb thrusts parallel to the axis of revolution.
Origin of thrust bearing
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Outside of the thrust bearing an annular ball bearing is used to take the radial load of the propeller.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • Adjust the upper screw which, if tightened, would push the spindle away from the thrust bearing toward the exhaust.

    Steam Turbines Hubert E. Collins
British Dictionary definitions for thrust bearing

thrust bearing

(engineering) a low-friction bearing on a rotating shaft that resists axial thrust in the shaft. Usually it consists of a collar which bears against a ring of well lubricated stationary and sometimes tilting pads Compare tapered roller bearing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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