noun, Engineering, Building Trades.
a pile depending on the friction of surrounding earth for support.
- Friction rub
noun 1. (med) the sound, heard through a stethoscope, made by the rubbing together of the two inflamed layers of pericardium in patients with pericarditis or of pleura in patients with pleurisy
noun 1. a high-speed circular saw, usually toothless, that is used for cutting metals by using frictional heat to melt the material adjacent to it.
- Friction sound
friction sound n. The sound heard on auscultation caused by the rubbing together of two opposing serous surfaces that are roughened by an inflammatory exudate. Also called friction rub.
noun 1. a cloth or plastic adhesive tape, containing a moisture-resistant substance, used especially to insulate and protect electrical wires and conductors. noun 1. (US & Canadian) adhesive tape, impregnated with a moisture-repelling substance, used to insulate exposed electrical conductors Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) insulating tape