noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the action or process of packing something; also a method of packing b. the processing of food and especially meat for future sale 2. material (as a covering or stuffing) used to protect packed goods (as for shipping); also material used for making airtight or watertight <
packing for a faucet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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