Gasket meaning

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(nautical) A cord or canvas strap used to secure a furled sail to a yard boom or gaff.
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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.
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A piece or ring of rubber, metal, paper, etc. placed at a joint to make it leakproof.
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(naut.) A length of rope or canvas for securing a furled sail to a yard or boom.
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Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.
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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.
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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.
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blow a gasket
  • to become enraged
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Origin of gasket

  • Perhaps alteration of French garcette small cord diminutive of garce girl from Old French feminine of gars boy, soldier garçon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition