What does bearings mean?

bearings meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"parts of a machine which 'bear' the friction," 1791, from present participle of bear (v.). Indicating "direction from a point of guide" is from 1630s; to take (one's) bearings is from 1711.

Sentence Examples with the word bearings

The bearings and rollers are lubricated with castor oil every twelve hours through holes in the sliding case E, and can be examined by unscrewing the case E and the eye M.

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