a bearing designed to absorb thrusts parallel to the axis of revolution.
Origin of thrust bearing
First recorded in 1860–65
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engineering a low-friction bearing on a rotating shaft that resists axial thrust in the shaft. Usually it consists of a collar which bears against a ring of well lubricated stationary and sometimes tilting padsCompare tapered roller bearing
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