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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.
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 note or 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.
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
(Pack herse). See under 2d Pack.
(Pack"house`) n. Warehouse for storing goods.
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