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Meaning of STUFFING

Pronunciation:  'stufing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  padding put in cushions and upholstered furniture
  2. [n]  a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables

STUFFING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: dressing
 See Also: concoction, cushioning, farce, forcemeat, intermixture, mixture, oyster dressing, oyster stuffing, padding, turkey stuffing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Stuff"ing\, n.
1. That which is used for filling anything; as, the stuffing
   of a saddle or cushion.

2. (Cookery) Any seasoning preparation used to stuff meat;
   especially, a composition of bread, condiments, spices,
   etc.; forcemeat; dressing.

3. A mixture of oil and tallow used in softening and dressing

{Stuffing box}, a device for rendering a joint impervious
   where there is a hole through which a movable cylindrical
   body, as the paston rod of a steam engine, or the plunger
   of a pump, slides back and forth, or in which a shaft
   turns. It usually consists of a box or chamber, made by an
   enlargement of part of the hole, forming a space around
   the rod or shaft for containing packing which is
   compressed and made to fill the space closely by means of
   a sleeve, called the gland, which fits loosely around the
   rod, and is pressed upon the packing by bolts or other