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

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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 Look for broken bushings that activate pop-up headlights or hold metal fuel lines to the firewall. Matt Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "How To Resurrect a Sleeping Car," 7 Feb. 2018 Suspension amendments parallel those on the GT2 RS: more rigid ball joints on the suspension links in place of rubber bushings and helper springs in the front and rear, in this case tuned specifically for the GT3 RS. David Beard, Car and Driver, "2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: It Looks Bad-Ass Because It Is," 21 Feb. 2018 Additionally, the control arm bushings are showing cracks, also a major issue. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Selling Autos Direct," 27 Jan. 2018 The hazard stems from substandard bushings provided by a subcontractor and installed on connecting rod assemblies over a 15-month period spanning 2015 and 2016, according to Lycoming. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "FAA Orders Checks, Repairs to Some Propeller Planes With Lycoming Engines," 10 Aug. 2017 The company projects seven out of 100 bushings will need replacement. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "FAA Orders Checks, Repairs to Some Propeller Planes With Lycoming Engines," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bushing

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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