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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A housing in a machine enclosing a journal and its bearings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the carrier of a journal; the box in which the journal of a shaft, axle, or pin turns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In machinery: The bearings about a journal.
  • n. A cast-iron box which contains a car-axle journal, together with the journal-bearing and key, and the oil-packing with which the journal is lubricated. Also called housing-box.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. metal housing for a journal bearing

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