box coupling

noun

Definition of box coupling

1 : a metal collar and tapered key for uniting the ends of shafts or other parts in machinery
2 : a pipe coupling with threads on the inside

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“Box coupling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/box%20coupling. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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