Definition of plummer block in English:

plummer block

(also plumber block)


  • A cradle for a journal bearing, consisting of a lower part on which sits the shaft or axle in its bearing, and a cap fitting over this, which holds the shaft or axle in place and can be tightened by means of bolts as the surface of the bearing wears away; a pillow block.


Late 18th century. From a first element of uncertain origin (perhaps a surname) + block.


plummer block

/ˈplʌmə ˌblɒk/