Thrust bearing
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. [1913 Webster]

[Polites] Pyrrhus with his lance pursues, And often reaches, and his thrusts renews. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. An attack; an assault. [1913 Webster]

One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mining) The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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