Pack"ing, n.


The act or process of one who packs.


Any material used to pack, fill up, or make close.

Specifically Mach.:

A substance or piece used to make a joint impervious

; as: (a)

A thin layer, or sheet, of yielding or elastic material inserted between the surfaces of a flange joint

. (b)

The substance in a stuffing box, through which a piston rod slides

. (c)

A yielding ring, as of metal, which surrounds a piston and maintains a tight fit, as inside a cylinder, etc.

3. Masonry

Same as Filling.

[Rare in the U. S.]


A trick; collusion.



Cherd packing Bridge Building, the arrangement, side by side, of several parts, as bars, diagonals, a post, etc., on a pin at the bottom of a chord. Waddell. -- Packing box, a stuffing box. See under Stuffing. -- Packing press, a powerful press for baling cotton, wool, hay, etc. -- Packing ring. See Packing, 2 (c), and Illust. of Piston. -- Packing sheet. (a) A large cloth for packing goods. (b) A sheet prepared for packing hydropathic patients.


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