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Bush \Bush\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bushed (b[.u]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Bushing.]

  1. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.

  2. To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown; to harrow with a bush; as, to bush a piece of land; to bush seeds into the ground.


Bushing \Bush"ing\, n. [See 4th Bush.]

  1. The operation of fitting bushes, or linings, into holes or places where wear is to be received, or friction diminished, as pivot holes, etc.

  2. (Mech.) A bush or lining; -- sometimes called a thimble. See 4th Bush.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"metal sleeve fitted into a machine or hole," 1839, from gerundive of bush "metal lining of the axle hole of a wheel or touch hole of a gun" (1560s), from Middle Dutch busse "box" (cognate with the second element in blunderbuss).


n. 1 (context mechanical engineering English) A type of bearing, a cylindrical lining designed to reduce friction and wear inside a hole, often used as a casing for a shaft, pin or hinge. 2 (context mechanical engineering English) An elastic bearing used as a type of vibration isolator, commonly made of rubber. An interface between two parts, damping the movement and the energy transmitted. 3 (context mechanical engineering English) A threaded bushing, is a fastener element that is inserted into an object, usually to add a threaded hole in a softer or thin material. 4 (context electrical engineering English) A lining for an opening through which a conductor passes, providing insulation and mechanical protection for the conductor. 5 An adapter for joining pipes of different size.

  1. n. an insulating liner in an opening through which conductors pass

  2. a cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction [syn: cylindrical lining]

Bushing (isolator)

A bushing or rubber bushing is a type of vibration isolator. It provides an interface between two parts, damping the energy transmitted through the bushing. A common application is in vehicle suspension systems, where a bushing made of rubber (or, more often, synthetic rubber or polyurethane) separates the faces of two metal objects while allowing a certain amount of movement. This movement allows the suspension parts to move freely, for example, when traveling over a large bump, while minimizing transmission of noise and small vibrations through to the chassis of the vehicle. A rubber bushing may also be described as a flexible mounting or antivibration mounting.

These bushings often take the form of an annular cylinder of flexible material inside a metallic casing or outer tube. They might also feature an internal crush tube which protects the bushing from being crushed by the fixings which hold it onto a threaded spigot. Many different types of bushing designs exist. An important difference compared with plain bearings is that the relative motion between the two connected parts is accommodated by strain in the rubber, rather than by shear or friction at the interface. Some rubber bushings, such as the D block for a sway bar, do allow sliding at the interface between one part and the rubber.

Bushing (electrical)

In electric power, a bushing is an insulated device that allows an electrical conductor to pass safely through a grounded conducting barrier such as the case of a transformer or circuit breaker.


Bushing may refer to:

  • Bushing (bearing), a type of plain bearing
  • Bushing (electrical)
  • Bushing (isolator), a mechanical device used to reduce vibrations
  • Threaded bushing, a metal sleeve with screw threads

Usage examples of "bushing".

The Couer ouer the Throne was of an inamelled couloring contayning in it a beautifull image without any beard, the head bushing with yellow haire, part of his brest couered with a thinne cloath ouer the displayed winges of an Eagle, her head turning vp, and beholding of him.

The bacterial cilium that Behe presents as one of his cases of irreducible complexity is a whiplike rotary paddle used for propulsion, driven by an intricate molecular machine that includes an acid-powered engine, stator housing, O-rings, bushings, and a drive shaft, and is built from over 40 interacting proteins, every one of them essential.

Vnto which enclosure when wee came, I founde it equilaterall, with three fences like a streight wall, as high as the Cyprus Trees vpon either sides of the waye, that wee had passed along in: which was altogither of Cytrons, Orenges and Lymonds, bushing with their leaues one within an other, and artifitially knitte and twisted togither, and the thicknes mee thought of sixe foote: with a Gate in the middest of the same Trees, so wel composed as is either possible to bee thought or done.

I talked about the huge bushings I would need—the bore was to be a full yard, and the outside flange diameter of the blade-end bushing was to be two yards.

Both bushings could be made the same so that only one set of forms would be needed.

Also, I would need four bushings for the upcoming "dry mill" that would grind grain.

The bushings had been cast, one with sockets to hold the windmill blades.

We discussed our mutual needs: the fittings for the dry mill, tubs for washing and dyeing, axles and bushings for wheelbarrows.

I talked about the huge bushings I would need-the bore was to be a full yard, and the outside flange diameter of the blade-end bushing was to be two yards.

Also, I would need four bushings for the upcoming “dry mill” that would grind grain.

She stuck her tongue out in concentration, rotated the bushing over the recoil spring plug and eased the spring out.

But before he can continue, the pile of rock whines slightly and rotates beneath the cat, who has to stand and do a little twirl in place, tail bushing up in annoyance.