stuffing box(redirected from Packing gland)
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An enclosure containing packing to prevent leakage around a moving machine part.
(Mechanical Engineering) a small chamber in which an annular packing is compressed around a reciprocating or rotating rod or shaft to form a seal. Also called: packing box
a device for preventing leakage of gases or liquids along a moving rod or shaft at the point at which it leaves a cylinder, tank, ship hull, etc.Also called gland.