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stuffing box[′stəf·iŋ ‚bäks]
A packed, pressure-tight joint for a rod that moves through a hole, to reduce or eliminate fluid leakage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A packing gland surrounding a shaft to prevent leakage; commonly used on water pumps.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.