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Definition of packing:

  1. A substance or piece used to make a joint impervious
  2. A thin layer, or sheet, of yielding or elastic material inserted between the surfaces of a flange joint.
  3. A trick; collusion.
  4. A yielding ring, as of metal, which surrounds a piston and maintains a tight fit, as inside a cylinder, etc.
  5. Any material used to pack, fill up, or make close.
  6. Same as Filling.
  7. The act or process of one who packs.
  8. The substance in a stuffing box, through which a piston rod slides.

Synonyms:

disposal, disposition, fisticuffs, backpacking, arrangement, pugilism, compression, wadding, boxing, filling, packing material, stuffing, waste, preparation.

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