American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. Nautical A cord or canvas strap used to secure a furled sail to a yard boom or gaff.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, one of several bands of sennit or canvas, or small lines, used to bind the sails to the yards, gaffs, or masts when furled. Also called casket.
- n. In machinery, a strip of leather, tow, plaited hemp, or similar material, used for packing a piston, as of the steam-engine and its pumps.
- To fasten with gaskets, as a sail to a yard.
- n. Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.
- n. 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
- n. 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
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A line or band used to lash a furled sail securely. Sea gaskets are common lines; harbor gaskets are plaited and decorated lines or bands. Called also
- n. The plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps.
- n. Any ring or washer of made of a compressible material, used to make joints impermeable to fluids.
- n. seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint
- Perhaps alteration of French garcette, small cord, diminutive of garce, girl, from Old French, feminine of gars, boy, soldier; see garçon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The hexagonal gasket is composed of of six rings, which are made up of six rings, and so on.”
“And I agree, he looks as to be not far away from blowing a major brain gasket.”
“A leaky valve they say, indicated by a repetitive loud hissing from the main gasket. frennzy said ...”
“When things heat up, bike helmets with plenty of ventilation to keep your noggin from blowing a gasket are a good thing.”
“Long story short ... he says I've got a "busted radiator" and that if I drive it anywhere, I risk blowing a head gasket which is something even Donald Trump can't afford to have fixed.”
“A rectangular silicone O-ring "gasket" is integrated at this juncture to form a seal between the inserted magazine and the magwell, so foreign debris can come up the magwell and into the weapon or magazine.”
“The 'gasket' between magwell and magazine is actually a soft durometer silicone seal that is bonded to the magazine.”
“Turned out the gasket in the joint was in backwards, and once reversed and finger-tightened it no longer leaked (well, maybe seeped a little).”
“He nearly blew a gasket, not knowing what we laughed at.”
“Failing to inspect a series of critical valves and pipes at two reactors at the Oconee Plant to see if a gasket blockage that had occurred at the third Oconee Reactor was also a problem with its sister plants.”
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