press fit

noun Machinery.

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

Origin of press fit

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called drive fit, force fit.

Related forms

pressfit, 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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