pillow block
noun Date: 1814 a block or standard to support a journal (as of a shaft) ; bearing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pillow block — Pillow Pil low, n. [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.] 1. Anything used to support the head of a person when reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers, down, hair, or other soft material. [1913 Webster] [Resty sloth] finds the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pillow-block — see under ↑pedestal • • • Main Entry: ↑pillow …   Useful english dictionary

  • pillow block — n. a block that supports the journal of a shaft, spindle, etc …   English World dictionary

  • pillow block — Mach. a cast iron or steel block for supporting a journal or bearing. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • pillow block — noun a metal block for supporting a rotating shaft; a bearing …   Wiktionary

  • pillow-block — n. Plumber block …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pillow block — noun a cast iron or steel block for supporting a journal or bearing • Hypernyms: ↑support …   Useful english dictionary

  • pillow block — /ˈpɪloʊ blɒk/ (say piloh blok) noun a metal box or case for supporting the end of a revolving shaft or journal …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pillow block bearing — A pillow block bearing (plummer block) is a mounted bearing used to provide support for a rotating shaft with the mounting surface on a parallel line with the axis of the shaft.The bearing housing mounts to a surface parallel to the shaft axis.… …   Wikipedia

  • Pillow — Pil low, n. [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.] 1. Anything used to support the head of a person when reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers, down, hair, or other soft material. [1913 Webster] [Resty sloth] finds the down… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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