press fit Word Origin noun Machinery.
- assembly of two tightly fitting parts, as a hub on a shaft, made by a press or the like.
Origin of press fit First recorded in 1885–90 Also called drive fit, force fit. Related formspressfit, adjective force fit noun Machinery.
British Dictionary definitions for force fit press fit noun
- engineering a type of fit for mating parts, usually tighter than a sliding fit, used when the parts do not have to move relative to each other