What do "radial bearing" and "pressure bearing" mean in physics? (This is NOT a homework question) I am told that this board is supported by two bearings: Radial bearing C, and pressure bearing O. Then they write something I can't even begin to translate, it looks as though it's written in really bad Hebrew, and over-technical language for our level. I'll try to translate it: The pressure bearing from the cable added to the radial forces the forces acting acting along the y axis. http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4516/thehelle.jpg [Broken] What do "radial bearing" and "pressure bearing" mean in physics?