packing

p. pr. & vb. n.

  1. of Pack

n.

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