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noun, Machinery.
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.
stuffing box
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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