Definition of bushing :
1. A bush or lining; - sometimes called a thimble. See 4th Bush.
2. of Bush
3. The operation of fitting bushes, or linings, into holes or places where wear is to be received, or friction diminished, as pivot holes, etc.
lining (part of speech: noun)
- When employed to operate a boring bar, a bearing to support the bar at the tail or footstock end may be bolted to the table, such bearing carrying a bushing which may be changed to suit the diameter of the boring bar. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- Bushing this way and that way, circling, dodging, turning, they are like demons. - "Last Words", Stephen Crane.
- Bushing with great celerity through a deep defile of lava and obsidian, worn into caverns and fissures, the stream, one- fourth of a mile from its debouchure, breaks into a continuous cascade of remarkable beauty, consisting of a fall of five feet, succeeded by another of fifteen into a grotto formed by proximate rocks imperfectly arching it, whence from a crystal pool of unfathomable depth at their base, it lingers as if half reluctant to continue its course, or as if to renew its power, and then glides gracefully over a descending, almost perpendicular, ledge, veiling the rocks for the distance of eighty feet. - "The Discovery of Yellowstone Park", Nathaniel Pitt Langford.