Etymology
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packing (n.)

"any material used for filling an empty space," 1824, from pack (v.).

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Definitions of packing

packing (n.)
any material used especially to protect something;
Synonyms: packing material / wadding
packing (n.)
the enclosure of something in a package or box;
Synonyms: boxing
packing (n.)
carrying something in a pack on the back;
Synonyms: backpacking
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