sliding fit


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sliding fit

n
(General Engineering) engineering a fit that enables one part to be inserted into another by sliding or pushing, rather than by hammering. Also called: push fit
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The lens is just the right size to fit inside the barrel, with some additional padding with tape for a moderately tight sliding fit.
When the glue has dried, install the lower sash and adjust the molding strips for a good sliding fit. Don't try to fit them too tight or every time it rains, your windows will stick.