packing nut

noun Unabridged

stuffing nut

noun Machinery.
a nut that serves to condense packing and so to tighten its seal.
Also called packing nut. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
stuffing nut
a large nut that is tightened to compress the packing in a stuffing box

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