bearing housing

The cavity into which the bearing fits

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • housing — [1] The outer sleeve through which a brake or gear cable is pulled. The housing transmits an equal push to counter the pull on the inner cable. Traditional housing consists of a tight spiral of steel wire, usually coated with plastic. Newer… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • housing — I. /ˈhaʊzɪŋ / (say howzing) noun 1. houses or other dwellings collectively. 2. the provision of houses or other accommodation for the community: the housing of immigrants. 3. Machinery a frame, plate or the like, that encloses a part of a machine …   Australian English dictionary

  • bearing spread — A purposely manufactured small extra distance across the parting faces of the bearing half, in excess of the actual diameter of the housing bore. Thus the diameter is slightly greater than the housing into which a shell bearing is being placed.… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bearing crush — The additional height which is purposely manufactured into each bearing half to ensure complete contact of the bearing back with the housing bore when the engine is assembled …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bearing spin — A type of bearing failure in which a lack of lubrication overheats the bearing until it seizes on the shaft, shears its locking lip, and rotates in the housing or block …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • housing — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. shelter, lodging b. dwellings provided for people 2. a. a niche for a sculpture b. the space taken out of a structural member (as a timber) to admit the insertion of part of another 3. something that covers or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bearing shell — One of a pair of thin semicircular steel cups lined with an alloy such as coper lead or lead indium, which together enclose a shaft or other rotating member, and are held in a circular housing which can be divided into two halves …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Plain bearing — Crankshaft plain bearing shells A plain bearing, also known as a plane bearing[1] or a friction bearing[2] is the simplest type of bearing, comprising just a bearing surface and no rolling elem …   Wikipedia

  • Stave bearing — A stave bearing is a simple journal bearing where a shaft rotates in a bearing housing. Rather than the usual arrangement where the fixed part of the bearing surrounds most of the circumference of the shaft in one or two pieces, a stave bearing… …   Wikipedia

  • Pillow block bearing — A pillow block bearing (plummer block) is a mounted bearing used to provide support for a rotating shaft with the mounting surface on a parallel line with the axis of the shaft.The bearing housing mounts to a surface parallel to the shaft axis.… …   Wikipedia

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