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zerk

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[zəːk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- Originally: designating a fitting designed by Oscar Zerk to allow lubrication to be applied directly to bearings or other moving parts of a machine, consisting of a small tapered nipple against which the nozzle of a grease gun is held by the pressure of the lubricant as it is administered. In later use: designating any fitting designed for this purpose.

- A zerk fitting.


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Origin:
1920s; earliest use found in The Marion Daily Star. From the name of Oscar V. Zerk, Austrian-born U.S. inventor




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