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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ring of metal or rubber used as seat for a coupling-valve in a railway-car, or to make a joint air-tight, etc.
  • n. A piston-ring; a ring of packing, either fibrous or metallic, placed in a stuffing-box or around a joint.


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