suction box

noun

Definition of suction box

1 : a box with a perforated cover over which the wire of a paper machine passes and to which suction is applied in order to remove water from the wet paper web
2 : a box connected with a suction pump and used (as for drying or cleaning) in a manufacturing process

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“Suction box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suction%20box. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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