axle box

a) A bushing in the hub of a wheel, through which the axle passes.
b) The journal box of a rotating axle, especially a railway axle.

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  • Axle box — Ax le box 1. A bushing in the hub of a wheel, through which the axle passes. [1913 Webster] 2. The journal box of a rotating axle, especially a railway axle. [1913 Webster] Note: In railway construction, the axle guard, or pedestal, with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • axle box — noun 1. : a bushing in the hub of a wheel through which the axle passes 2. Britain : journal box * * * axle box, 1. the journal box of a rotating axle, as on a railroad car. 2. a bushing which forms the bearing of an axle …   Useful english dictionary

  • axle-box — box which encloses an axle on a railroad car …   English contemporary dictionary

  • axle-box — axˈle box noun The box (eg on a railway carriage) in which the axle end turns • • • Main Entry: ↑axle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Box — Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box beam — Box Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box car — Box Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box chronometer — Box Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box coat — Box Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box coupling — Box Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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