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stuffing box

noun

Definition of stuffing box

  1. :  a device that prevents leakage along a moving part (as a connecting rod) passing through a hole in a vessel (as a cylinder) containing steam, water, or oil and that consists of a box or chamber made by enlarging the hole and a gland to compress the contained packing



1798

First Known Use of stuffing box

1798


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