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 for Axle box
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Axle box \Ax"le box`\
     1. A bushing in the hub of a wheel, through which the axle
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     2. The journal box of a rotating axle, especially a railway
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     Note: In railway construction, the axle guard, or pedestal,
           with the superincumbent weight, rests on the top of the
           box (usually with a spring intervening), and holds it
           in place by flanges. The box rests upon the journal
           bearing and key, which intervene between the inner top
           of the box and the axle.
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