stuffing nut


noun Machinery.

a nut that serves to condense packing and so to tighten its seal.

Nearby words

  1. stuffed shirt,
  2. stuffer,
  3. stuffing,
  4. stuffing and stripping,
  5. stuffing box,
  6. stuffy,
  7. stuiver,
  8. stuka,
  9. stukkend,
  10. stull

Also called packing nut.

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British Dictionary definitions for packing nut

stuffing nut

noun

a large nut that is tightened to compress the packing in a stuffing box
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