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 Other jump ropes use a synthetic bushing in the handle. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "Jumping rope is an unbeatable cardio workout—if you do it correctly," 21 May 2020 Chassis maintenance includes new ball joints and tie-rod ends plus fresh bushings for the lower control arms, sway bar, and tension rod. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "Lime-Yellow 1973 Datsun 240Z up for Auction Is the Cleanest We've Seen outside a Museum," 12 May 2019 Ball bearing wheels are easier to push than those with bushing-type wheels. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Lawn Mower Buyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy the Right Mower," 22 Feb. 2019 In July, Ford recalled more than a half-million Fusion and Escape models for these shifter cables, which can break off the transmission due to a bad bushing at the connection point. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Ford Recalls 260,000 More Fusion Sedans for Breaking Shifter Cables," 15 May 2019 Step 7: Insert screw bushings on both sides of the toilet. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "How to Install a Toilet," 9 Apr. 2019 Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. Fox News, "Ford recalling 550,000 vehicles for rollaway risk," 19 July 2018 Yoneda’s team’s next-generation improvement plan included new shock absorbers and bushings, front stabilizer bar arrangement, and rear-trailing arms positioned higher to cut floatiness on braking. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Posher, sleeker 2019 Lexus ES will have Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa," 16 June 2018 The suspension uses ball joints instead of conventional bearings with bushings and is fully adjustable for things like camber and caster that most people only ever mess with in Forza. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Ferrari and Porsche announce new cars for the wealthy track addict," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bushing

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bushing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushing. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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