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noun Machinery.
assembly of two tightly fitting parts, as a hub on a shaft, made by a press or the like.
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Also called drive fit, force fit.

Origin of press fit

First recorded in 1885–90

OTHER WORDS FROM press fit

pressfit, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for press fit

press fit

noun
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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