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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jour·nal, n.
 1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events. Specifically: (a) Bookkeeping A book of accounts, in which is entered a condensed and grouped statement of the daily transactions. (b) Naut. A daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds, weather, incidents of the voyage, etc.  (c) Legislature The record of daily proceedings, kept by the clerk. (d) A newspaper published daily; by extension, a weekly newspaper or any periodical publication, giving an account of passing events, the proceedings and memoirs of societies, etc.; a periodical; a magazine.
 2. That which has occurred in a day; a day's work or travel; a day's journey. [Obs. & R.]
 3. Mach. That portion of a rotating piece, as a shaft, axle, spindle, etc., which turns in a bearing or box. See Illust. of Axle box.
 Journal box, or Journal bearing Mach. the carrier of a journal; the box in which the journal of a shaft, axle, or pin turns.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 journal box
      n : metal housing for a journal bearing