stuffing nut

stuffing nut
noun
a nut used to tighten a stuffing box
Syn: ↑packing nut
Hypernyms: ↑nut
Part Holonyms: ↑stuffing box, ↑packing box

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noun
: a nut used to tighten or adjust a stuffing box

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Mach.
a nut that serves to condense packing and so to tighten its seal. Also called packing nut. See diag. under valve.

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stuffing nut,
a nut which when tightened reduced the cubic capacity of a stuffing box, so as to compress the elastic material contained in it and thus seal its orifice against leakage of a particular liquid or gas.

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