Forcing fit
Forcing For"cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat. [1913 Webster]

{Forcing bed} or {Forcing pit}, a plant bed having an under layer of fermenting manure, the fermentation yielding bottom heat for forcing plants; a hotbed.

{Forcing engine}, a fire engine.

{Forcing fit} (Mech.), a tight fit, as of one part into a hole in another part, which makes it necessary to use considerable force in putting the two parts together.

{Forcing house}, a greenhouse for the forcing of plants, fruit trees, etc.

{Forcing machine}, a powerful press for putting together or separating two parts that are fitted tightly one into another, as for forcing a crank on a shaft, or for drawing off a car wheel from the axle.

{Forcing pump}. See {Force pump} (b) . [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Forcing — For cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forcing bed — Forcing For cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forcing engine — Forcing For cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forcing house — Forcing For cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forcing machine — Forcing For cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forcing pit — Forcing For cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forcing pump — Forcing For cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forcing notrump — The forcing notrump is a bidding convention in the card game of bridge.In standard bidding, the response of 1 notrump to an opening bid of 1 of a suit shows 6 to 9 high card points and is non forcing . Opener, with a balanced minimum, may pass… …   Wikipedia

  • New minor forcing — (often abbreviated NMF), is a bridge convention in which responder s bid of a previously unbid minor over a no trump rebid by opener (generally 1NT) is artificial and used primarily when looking for three card support for a five card major. It… …   Wikipedia

  • 2/1 game forcing — ( Two over one game forcing ) is a bidding system in modern contract bridge in which, after a one level opening bid, a non jump response in a new suit at the two level commits the partnership to bidding at least game. Normal 2/1 game forcing… …   Wikipedia

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