- a piece or ring of rubber, metal, paper, etc. placed at a joint to make it leakproof
- Naut. a length of rope or canvas for securing a furled sail to a yard or boom
Origin of gasketprobably altered ; from French garcette ; from Old French garcete, small cord, origin, originally , little girl, diminutive of garce, feminine of gars, boy ; from Medieval Latin an unverified form warkjone ; from Frankish an unverified form wrakjo, mercenary soldier; akin to Old English wrecca, wretch
blow a gasket
Slang to become enraged
- Any of a wide variety of seals or packings used between matched machine parts or around pipe joints to prevent the escape of a gas or fluid.
- Nautical A cord or canvas strap used to secure a furled sail to a yard boom or gaff.
Origin of gasketPerhaps alteration of French garcette, small cord, diminutive of garce, girl, from Old French, feminine of gars, boy, soldier; see garçon.
- Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.
- A material which may be clamped between faces and acts as a static seal. Gaskets may be cut, formed, or molded to the desired configuration. - ASTM
- Any of a wide variety of seals or packings used between matched machine parts or around pipe joints to prevent the escape of a gas or fluid. - American Heritage Dictionary