Stuffing box

Stuffing box
Stuffing Stuff"ing, n. 1. That which is used for filling anything; as, the stuffing of a saddle or cushion. [1913 Webster]

2. (Cookery) Any seasoning preparation used to stuff meat; especially, a composition of bread, condiments, spices, etc.; forcemeat; dressing. [1913 Webster]

3. A mixture of oil and tallow used in softening and dressing leather. [1913 Webster]

{Stuffing box}, a device for rendering a joint impervious where there is a hole through which a movable cylindrical body, as the paston rod of a steam engine, or the plunger of a pump, slides back and forth, or in which a shaft turns. It usually consists of a box or chamber, made by an enlargement of part of the hole, forming a space around the rod or shaft for containing packing which is compressed and made to fill the space closely by means of a sleeve, called the gland, which fits loosely around the rod, and is pressed upon the packing by bolts or other means. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stuffing box — n. a chamber that holds packing tightly around a moving part, as a piston rod, boat propeller shaft, etc., to prevent leakage of fluid along the part …   English World dictionary

  • Stuffing box — A stuffing box is an assembly which is used to house a gland seal.[1] It is used to prevent leakage of fluid, such as water or steam, between sliding or turning parts of machine elements. Contents 1 Applications 1.1 Boats 1.2 Steam engines …   Wikipedia

  • stuffing-box — (steu fin gh boks ) s. m. Se dit, dans les machines à vapeur, des pièces destinées à intercepter la communication entre deux milieux dans lesquels se meut une tige. On emploie quelquefois pour les pompes le stuffing box. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Angl.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • stuffing box — noun a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a seal • Syn: ↑packing box • Hypernyms: ↑chamber • Part Meronyms: ↑stuffing nut, ↑packing nut …   Useful english dictionary

  • stuffing box — /ˈstʌfɪŋ bɒks/ (say stufing boks) noun a contrivance for securing a steamtight, airtight, or watertight joint at the place or hole where a movable rod (as a piston rod) enters a vessel, consisting typically of a cylindrical box or chamber through …   Australian English dictionary

  • stuffing box — noun Date: 1798 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stuffing box — stuff′ing box n. mac 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 II, 2) Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • stuffing box — Mach. 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • stuffing box — enclosure containing packing that prevents leakage of gases or liquids …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stuffing box — noun a casing in which material such as greased wool is compressed around a shaft or axle to form a seal against gas or liquid …   English new terms dictionary

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