Meaning of “ball bearing” in the English Dictionary

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"ball bearing" in British English

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ball bearingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbɔːl ˈbeə.rɪŋ/ us /ˌbɑːl ˈber.ɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Chrome steel is also hard and tough and finds use in files, ball bearings and projectiles. 
  • In this place young women were employed to sort the ball bearings which went into the machines. 
  • Q. How often should the ball bearings be oiled? 
  • The rims were so nicely adjusted with ball bearings that the smallest blow would send them spinning around, therefore a shell could not penetrate because it would glance off. 
  • They work on ball bearings. 

(Definition of “ball bearing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)