Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Boss

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1520

n (1) A protuberance provided on an article to add strength, facilitate alignment during assembly, or for attaching the article to another part. (2) That part of a drafting roll of largest diameter where the fibers are gripped. It may be an integral part of the roll, as in steel rolls, or it may have a covering of leather, cork, etc. In the former case, the boss is fluted.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA