AskDefine | Define packing

Dictionary Definition



1 any material used especially to protect something [syn: packing material, wadding]
2 the enclosure of something in a package or box [syn: boxing]
3 carrying something in a pack on the back; "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts" [syn: backpacking]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. present participle of pack


  1. packaging

Extensive Definition

Packing may refer to:
In mathematics:
Packing may also refer to:
  • Moving company, a business that puts goods into boxes to protect them and to make them easier to carry while in transit
  • Tourism
  • Concealed carry in the United States the practice of carrying a weapon for self protection
  • Packing gland, also known as a Stuffing box, a mechanical term for a sealing material between a shaft and a fixed hole through which it passes
  • An autism therapy involving wrapping children in cold wet sheets.

See also

packing in Japanese: 包装

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