Dictionary > Thrust

Thrust

thrust
1. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; a word much used as a term of fencing. Polites Pyrrhus with his lance pursues, And often reaches, and his thrusts renews. (Dryden)
2. An attack; an assault. One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism. (dr. H. More)
3., a horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall which support them.
4. (Science: chemical) The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight. Thrust bearing, a bearing arranged to receive the thrust or endwise pressure of the screw shaft.
(Science: geology) Thrust plane, the surface along which dislocation has taken place in the case of a reversed fault.
Synonym: push, shove, assault, attack.
Thrust, push, Shove. Push and shove usually imply the application of force by a body already in contact with the body to be impelled. Thrust, often, but not always, implies the impulse or application of force by a body which is in motion before it reaches the body to be impelled.


You will also like...

Plant Auxins
Plant Auxins – Phototropism & Geotropism

Plants produce hormones to regulate their growth. Auxins, for instance, influence plant growth. Know the role of auxin i..

kinesin motor proteins transporting molecules across microtubules
Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes

Molecules move within the cell or from one cell to another through different strategies. Transport may be in the form of..

Cambial cells
Plant Tissues

Plant organs are comprised of tissues working together for a common function. The different types of plant tissues are m..

Genetic Mutations
Chromosome Mutations – II

This tutorial is a continuation of the first lesson on chromosomal mutation. Here, find out the chromosomal aberrations ..

Lotic community of algal species
Lotic Communities & Algae

Lotic communities have conditions that are rather harsh for typical plants. Thus, the diversity of plant species in loti..

human brain structure
The Conscious & Unconscious Nervous System

This tutorial elaborates on how the nervous system works, particularly at the tissue level of the brain. There are three..