Packet boat, ship, or vessel. See Packet, n., 2.Packet day, the day for mailing letters to go by packet; or the sailing day.Packet noteor post. See under Paper.

(Pack"et), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Packeting.]

1. To make up into a packet or bundle.

2. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.

Her husband
Was packeted to France.

(Pack"et), v. i. To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

(Pack"fong`) n. [Chin. peh tung.] (Metal.) A Chinese alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper, resembling German silver.

Pack herse
(Pack herse). See under 2d Pack.

(Pack"house`) n. Warehouse for storing goods.

(Pack"ing), n.

1. The act or process of one who packs.

2. Any material used to pack, fill up, or make close. Specifically (Mach.): A substance or piece used to make a joint impervious; as: (a) A thin layer, or sheet, of yielding or elastic material inserted between the surfaces of a flange joint. (b) The substance in a stuffing box, through which a piston rod slides. (c) A yielding ring, as of metal, which surrounds a piston and maintains a tight fit, as inside a cylinder, etc.

3. (Masonry) Same as Filling. [Rare in the U. S.]

4. A trick; collusion. [Obs.] Bale.

Cherd packing(Bridge Building), the arrangement, side by side, of several parts, as bars, diagonals, a post, etc., on a pin at the bottom of a chord. Waddell.Packing box, a stuffing box. See under Stuffing.Packing press, a powerful press for baling cotton, wool, hay, etc.Packing ring. See

Package to Pagan

(Pack"age) n.

1. Act or process of packing.

2. A bundle made up for transportation; a packet; a bale; a parcel; as, a package of goods.

3. A charge made for packing goods.

4. A duty formerly charged in the port of London on goods imported or exported by aliens, or by denizens who were the sons of aliens.

(Pack"er) n. A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation; as, a pork packer.

(Pack"et) n. [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.]

1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters. Shak.

2. Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat.

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