assembly of two tightly fitting parts, as a hub on a shaft, made by a press or the like.
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- press clipping,
- press conference,
- press corps,
- press cupboard,
- press fastener,
- press gallery,
- press gang,
- press into service,
- press kit,
- press lord
Origin of press fit
First recorded in 1885–90
Also called drive fit, force fit.
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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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