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plain bearing

noun, Machinery
1.
any of various bearings, not containing rolling elements, that present to the shaft or axle they support broad areas of corresponding form, usually segments of a cylinder.
Origin of plain bearing
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Why, it turns as hard as though it were running on plain bearing that had never been oiled!

    Cab and Caboose Kirk Munroe
  • The king, with his manly and plain bearing, stood out alone; you might say he was the only Gilbert Islander in Apemama.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson

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