American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fixed or removable cylindrical metal lining used to constrain, guide, or reduce friction.
- n. Electricity An insulating lining for an aperture through which a conductor passes.
- n. An adapter threaded to permit joining of pipes with different diameters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bush, 1.
- n. A hollow cylindrical mass of steel or iron screwed into the rear end of the bore of a breech-loading cannon. It forms the seat for the breech-block or screw.
- n. Also called bouching.
- n. mechanical engineering A type of bearing, a cylindrical lining designed to reduce friction and wear inside a hole, often used as a casing for a shaft, pin or hinge.
- n. electrical engineering A lining for an opening through which a conductor passes, providing insulation and mechanical protection for the conductor.
- n. An adapter for joining pipes of different size.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The operation of fitting bushes, or linings, into holes or places where wear is to be received, or friction diminished, as pivot holes, etc.
- n. (Mech.) A bush or lining; -- sometimes called a
thimble. See 4th Bush.
- n. an insulating liner in an opening through which conductors pass
- n. a cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction
- From bush2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The ideal replacement bushing is one made from polyurethane.”
“Sometimes the first mode is resorted to with the addition of what is called bushing the peg-hole, that is, after the glueing performance has been gone through, it will last strong enough while the hole is being enlarged, a cylindrical plug of wood being inserted, and glued.”
“Is it just me or is Obama "bushing" it up a little bit on this one.”
“The lower end of the shaft is covered by a removable bushing which is easily inspected after the guide-bearing has been taken down.”
“Concerning the refilling or "bushing" as it is termed of the peg-holes,”
“Still less by what methods he preserved his game, whether by 'bushing' or how, -- and if the partridge-seasons were”
“bushing' or how, -- and if the partridge-seasons were 'excellent,' or were indifferent.”
“I have a Llama 45, and it never shot very accurately since new, so I got the bright idea to slug the barrel. (after trigger job, oversize link pin, tightened up barrel bushing, polished crown, etc.)”
“Clinton in the early 2010s encouraged the impoverished country to eliminate political parties with demonstrated popular support, then selected the candidates for a presidential run-off election, bushing aside the objections of Haiti's electoral council, leaders, media, political parties, human rights groups, electoral code, constitution and voters.”
“You guys who were bushing us Obamabots throughout the primary can suck my schlong.”
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