press fit

noun Machinery.

assembly of two tightly fitting parts, as a hub on a shaft, made by a press or the like.

Nearby words

  1. press clipping,
  2. press conference,
  3. press corps,
  4. press cupboard,
  5. press fastener,
  6. press gallery,
  7. press gang,
  8. press into service,
  9. press kit,
  10. press lord

Origin of press fit

First recorded in 1885–90

Also called drive fit, force fit.

Related formspressfit, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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