Definitions for "Interference fit"
Keywords:  mate, assemble, fit, tight, toleranced
The insertion of one member into another whose diameter is slightly smaller than the part being inserted.
This is a fit having limits of size so prescribed that an interference always results when mating parts are assembled.
A condition of fit (contact) between two parts that requires pressure to force the parts together. Usually the shaft is slightly larger than the hole so that they must be pounded or forced or driven together. Also called " force fit," " press fit," or drive fit.