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n
1: a bearing designed to take thrusts parallel to the axis of revolution

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Thrust Thrust, n. 1. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; -- a word much used as a term of fencing. [Polites] Pyrrhus with his lance pursues, And often reaches, and his thrusts renews. --Dryden. 2. An attack; an assault. One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism. --Dr. H. More. 3. (Mech.) The force or pressure of one part of a construction against other parts; especially (Arch.), a horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall which support them. 4. (Mining) The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight. Thrust bearing (Screw Steamers), a bearing arranged to receive the thrust or endwise pressure of the screw shaft. Thrust plane (Geol.), the surface along which dislocation has taken place in the case of a reversed fault. Syn: Push; shove; assault; attack. Usage: Thrust, Push, Shove. Push and shove usually imply the application of force by a body already in contact with the body to be impelled. Thrust, often, but not always, implies the impulse or application of force by a body which is in motion before it reaches the body to be impelled.



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