A method some printers and plotters use to move paper by rotating one or both of a pair of spring-loaded rubber-coated rollers with the paper sandwiched between them.
Friction feed printers are notorious for slipping when the rollers wear out, but can take standard typing paper.
For printers with a sheet feeder, friction feed is more appropriate than sprocket feed which requires the holes in the paper to engage with the sprockets of the feed mechanism.
noun 1. wheels or disks transmitting power by means of frictional contact.
noun 1. (in a hydraulic system) the part of a head of water or of another liquid that represents the energy that the system dissipates through friction with the sides of conduits or channels and through heating from turbulent flow.
noun 1. . noun, Meteorology. 1. the thin layer of air adjacent to the earth’s surface, usually considered to be less than 300 feet (91 meters) high. noun 1. the atmospheric layer extending up to about 600 m, in which the aerodynamic effects of surface friction are appreciable
[frik-shuh n] /ˈfrɪk ʃən/ noun 1. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling. 2. the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another. 3. dissension or conflict between persons, nations, etc., because of differing ideas, wishes, etc. /ˈfrɪkʃən/ noun 1. a resistance encountered when one body moves […]