Self-adjusting bearing
Self-adjusting Self`-ad*just"ing, a. (Mach.) Capable of assuming a desired position or condition with relation to other parts, under varying circumstances, without requiring to be adjusted by hand; -- said of a piece in machinery. [1913 Webster]

{Self-adjusting bearing} (Shafting), a bearing which is supported in such a manner that it may tip to accomodate flexure or displacement of the shaft. [1913 Webster]


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