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stuffing box

n.
An enclosure containing packing to prevent leakage around a moving machine part.

stuffing box

n
(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

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n.
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.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stuffing box - a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a sealstuffing box - a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a seal
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
packing nut, stuffing nut - a nut used to tighten a stuffing box
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