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grease cup

Origin of grease cup
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Replace the oil or grease cup, and the box will soon cool down.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • Then he lifted the board which covered the tail shaft bearing, and squeezed down the grease cup secured there.

    The Hero of Panama

    F. S. Brereton
  • "I got to go down and turn my grease cup before I forget it," he said, as they came out on the little stone portico again.

  • The candle had burned out in the grease cup, the wind was rocking the shanty and making the rafters creak dismally.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White
  • With a good automatic spring grease cup hard grease will be far less likely to let the bearings heat than common oil will.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • Screw down the grease cup lugs when necessary, and see that no boxes heat.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • Smaltz kept rolling his head back and forth in an oil-soaked spot where a grease cup leaked.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots

    Caroline Lockhart
British Dictionary definitions for grease cup

grease cup

a container that stores grease and feeds it through a small hole into a bearing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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