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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In a word, the whole place was confined, and a "tight fit" for the party.
"What queer gloves you wore then," interrupted Fanny, who had been trying on the much-honored glove, and finding it a tight fit.
Crupp, after some difficulty, consented to warm up; and it shrunk so much in a liquid state, that we found it what Steerforth called 'rather a tight fit' for four.
"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.' And he hung it to the saddle, which was already loaded with bunches of carrots, and fire-irons, and many other things.
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.
Conventional masks rely on a tight fit to the face to be effective, and must be face-fit tested as well as being fit-checked every single time they are donned.
CHEPSTOW: GAZETTE BET: 3.50 Tight Fit. NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.20 Dimity, 2.50 Endless Light, 3.20 Golden Spear, 3.50 Secret Beau, 4.20 Peak Storm, 4.50 Rutherglen, 5.20 Be My Rock, 5.50 Belle Park.
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. The case is lockable, and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
SALISBURY: 1.45 Magnus Maximus, 2.20 Hands Up, 2.50 LONE WARRIOR (NAP), 3.20 Monopoli, 3.55 King's Warrior, 4.30 Complicit, 5.00 Tight Fit, 5.30 Eshtyaaq.
The pipeline was renewed using the Swagelining technology with HDPE PE4710 DR 32.5, resulting in a tight fit within the host pipe.