A block that encloses and aids a journal or shaft; a bearing.
a metal block for promoting a rotating shaft; a bearing
a block, or standard, for supporting a journal, as of a shaft. Most commonly it is bolted into the frame or first step toward a machine, and it is frequently furnished with journal bins, and a movable address, or cap, for tightening the bearings in the form of bolts; -- labeled as additionally pillar block, or plumber block.
a cast-iron or metal block for promoting a journal or bearing
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...