For"cing(?), n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition.
(Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat.
Forcing pit, a plant bed having an under layer of fermenting manure, the fermentation yielding bottom heat for forcing plants; a hotbed. --
Forcing engine, a fire engine. --
(Mech.), a tight fit, as of one part into a hole in another part, which makes it necessary to use considerable force in putting the two parts together. --
Forcing house, a greenhouse for the forcing of plants, fruit trees, etc. --
Forcing machine, a powerful press for putting together or separating two parts that are fitted tightly one into another, as for forcing a crank on a shaft, or for drawing off a car wheel from the axle. --
Forcing pump. See Force pump (b).
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