1. a bearing designed to take thrusts parallel to the axis of revolution;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Thrust \Thrust\, n.
1. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved
in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot,
or with any instrument; a stab; -- a word much used as a
term of fencing.
[Polites] Pyrrhus with his lance pursues,
And often reaches, and his thrusts renews. --Dryden.
2. An attack; an assault.
One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism. --Dr.
3. (Mech.) The force or pressure of one part of a
construction against other parts; especially (Arch.), a
horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch
against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall
which support them.
4. (Mining) The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under
its superincumbent weight.
Thrust bearing (Screw Steamers), a bearing arranged to
receive the thrust or endwise pressure of the screw shaft.
Thrust plane (Geol.), the surface along which dislocation
has taken place in the case of a reversed fault.
Syn: Push; shove; assault; attack.
Usage: Thrust, Push, Shove. Push and shove usually
imply the application of force by a body already in
contact with the body to be impelled. Thrust, often,
but not always, implies the impulse or application of
force by a body which is in motion before it reaches
the body to be impelled.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a bearing designed to take thrusts parallel to the axis of