Definition of thrust bearing in English:

thrust bearing


  • A bearing designed to take a load in the direction of the axis of a shaft, especially one transmitting the thrust of a propeller shaft to the hull of a ship.

    • ‘Hydrodynamic lubrication has been achieved in thrust bearings using mineral oil, synthetic lubricants, gas, water, and other lubricants.’
    • ‘In 1905 A. G. M. Mitchell patented the thrust bearing for improved propulsion of ships.’
    • ‘A flange on the end of the shaft shows where the thrust bearing has been removed.’
    • ‘At one time, used in USA, was a rotating speed bar with thrust bearings fitted near the uprights.’
    • ‘A box-like structure on the propeller shaft, the thrust bearing transfers propulsive force from the propeller shaft to the hull of the ship.’
    • ‘Between the sleeve upper-end face and the rotor undersurface a thrust bearing section is configured.’