tight fit


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tight fit

[′tīt ′fit]
(design engineering)
A fit between mating parts with slight negative allowance, requiring light to moderate force to assemble.
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Well," says he, "I should like to see the thief as could get this here watch out, for I'm blessed if I ever can, it's such a tight fit," says he, "and wenever I vants to know what's o'clock, I'm obliged to stare into the bakers' shops," he says.
It's rather a tight fit, you see,' he said, as they got it in a last; 'There are so many candlesticks in the bag.
To be sure, the hall was so narrow it was fortunate that they had no piano, for one never could have been got in whole, the dining room was so small that six people were a tight fit, and the kitchen stairs seemed built for the express purpose of precipitating both servants and china pell-mell into the coalbin.
What queer gloves you wore then," interrupted Fanny, who had been trying on the much-honored glove, and finding it a tight fit.
It is a tight fit when new, so will need to be form-fitted to the pistol.
The ABS plastic exterior is extremely durable and the company's "Perfect Match[TM]" valance bending system provides a tight fit.
1982 Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight IT'S hard to say for sure who wrote this track.
It has found that at age 55, the allure of the tiny trunks - dubbed budgie-smugglers for their tight fit - can no longer be ignored.
Grab N' Go Bow Cases feature reinforced stitching throughout, for added durability, corresponding slots for tie-down straps, and PillarLock openings, which ensure a tight fit Purchase separately or get the combo Protector Bow Case with black Grab N' Go soft case.
The battery pack has a tight fit to prevent water intrusion.
This allows easy placement of the silos in tight fit areas and also allows assembly in locations normally deemed inaccessible.
The twin dual-purpose straps allow easy readjustment of support levels and are specially designed to secure both on the brace and on each other, providing a tight fit around the entire ankle.