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pillow block

noun, Machinery
1.
a cast-iron or steel block for supporting a journal or bearing.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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pillow block

noun
1.
(machinery) a block that supports a journal bearing Also called plummer block
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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