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 rear left and/or right brake caliper assemblies may be missing an internal bushing, allowing the O-ring seal to move and brake fluid to leak. Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2021 The rear left and/or right brake caliper assemblies may be missing an internal bushing, allowing the O-ring seal to move and brake fluid to leak. USA TODAY, 13 May 2021 The company said Thursday that a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can degrade or fall off. Chron, 27 May 2021 The rear left and/or right brake caliper assemblies may be missing an internal bushing, allowing the O-ring seal to move and brake fluid to leak. Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2021 The rear left and/or right brake caliper assemblies may be missing an internal bushing, allowing the O-ring seal to move and brake fluid to leak. USA TODAY, 13 May 2021 The rear left and/or right brake caliper assemblies may be missing an internal bushing, allowing the O-ring seal to move and brake fluid to leak. Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2021 The rear left and/or right brake caliper assemblies may be missing an internal bushing, allowing the O-ring seal to move and brake fluid to leak. USA TODAY, 13 May 2021 The rear left and/or right brake caliper assemblies may be missing an internal bushing, allowing the O-ring seal to move and brake fluid to leak. Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2021

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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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The first known use of bushing was in 1806

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19 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Bushing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushing. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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