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packing gland

1. n. [Well Completions]
A device used to seal around a reciprocating or rotating shaft or spindle. A malleable packing compound is forced into place by an adjustable packing nut, or similar arrangement. This enables the seal or packing to be tightened to suit the operating conditions and allows subsequent adjustment to account for wear.