bushing

noun
bush·​ing | \ ˈbu̇-shiŋ How to pronounce bushing (audio) \

Definition of bushing

1 : a usually removable cylindrical lining for an opening (as of a mechanical part) used to limit the size of the opening, resist abrasion, or serve as a guide
2 : an electrically insulating lining for a hole to protect a through conductor

Examples of bushing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may degrade or detach. Detroit Free Press, 17 June 2022 The bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may degrade or detach. USA TODAY, 16 June 2022 Ford plans to replace the bushing and add a protective cap for free, the documents say. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 16 June 2022 The company is still investigating what caused the bushing material to possibly fail on the affected vehicles. Hunter Boyce, ajc, 15 June 2022 The bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may degrade or detach. Detroit Free Press, 29 Apr. 2022 The bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may degrade or detach. USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2022 Dealers will replace the bushing and add a protective cap. Chron, 27 May 2021 The bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may degrade or detach. Detroit Free Press, 5 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bushing

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bushing

bush entry 4 + -ing entry 1

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1 Jul 2022

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“Bushing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushing. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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