Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In machinery, the immediate support of an axle or a shaft. It usually consists of two parts, sometimes called the brasses, resting in a pillow-block and inclosed in the journal-box. There are many varieties, and all are connected with some lubricating device. See
hydraulic pivot, under hydraulic.
“If we take a metal wire (B) and bend it in the form of a loop, as shown, and mount the ends on journal-bearing blocks, the wire may be rotated so that the loop will pass through the magnetic field.”
“There are times when retreat is the only recipe for self-restraint; and in imagination he could see the general manager's special ticking off the miles to the eastward while his own men were sweating over the thrice-accursed journal-bearing under the "01.”
“All the way up to midnight, at which hour a station of a bigness to supply a standard brass was reached, the tinkered journal-bearing gave trouble and killed speed.”
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