Bushing vs Grommet - What's the difference?

bushing | grommet |


As nouns the difference between bushing and grommet

is that bushing is (mechanical engineering) a type of bearing, a cylindrical lining designed to reduce friction and wear inside a hole, often used as a casing for a shaft, pin or hinge while grommet is a reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.

As a verb grommet is

to insert a grommet into.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

bushing

Noun

(en noun)
  • (mechanical engineering) A type of bearing, a cylindrical lining designed to reduce friction and wear inside a hole, often used as a casing for a shaft, pin or hinge.
  • (mechanical engineering) An elastic bearing used as a type of vibration isolator, commonly made of rubber. An interface between two parts, damping the movement and the energy transmitted.
  • (mechanical engineering) A threaded bushing, is a fastener element that is inserted into an object, usually to add a threaded hole in a softer or thin material.
  • (electrical engineering) A lining for an opening through which a conductor passes, providing insulation and mechanical protection for the conductor.
  • An adapter for joining pipes of different size.
  • grommet

    Alternative forms

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.
  • (surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding) A young or inexperienced surfer, skateboarder or snowboarder.
  • What do you over the pond skaterboarders (SIC) say? Is there a global term to be used to label someone as a skateboarder? Does it matter? I suppose the only one you can apply widely is ‘grommet .
  • A circle formed of three-stranded rope.
  • Synonyms

    * grom

    Derived terms

    * drop grommet

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To insert a grommet into.
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  • To fasten using a grommet.
  • To apply grommets.
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