- 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.
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bearing cap — A rigid, semicircular part which encloses and holds the outer shell of a shell bearing … Dictionary of automotive terms
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shell bearing — A type of bearing used for main bearings and big end bearings, consisting of a circular housing which can be divided into two halves, and which encloses a pair of bearing shells … Dictionary of automotive terms