air bearing

noun

: a bearing that uses pressurized air to eliminate contact and friction between the bearing and the surface of the object being supported or held in place
Air bearings are particularly effective for high rotational speeds and have run at up to 360,000 revs per minute …Frank Fahy, Air: The Excellent Canopy, 2009

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air bearing was in 1903

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“Air bearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20bearing. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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