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press fit

noun Machinery.
  1. assembly of two tightly fitting parts, as a hub on a shaft, made by a press or the like.
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Origin of press fit

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called drive fit, force fit.
Related formspressfit, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for drive fit

press fit

  1. 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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