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  • n. Plural form of O-ring.


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  • But this campaign season, the whole pledging thing has rocketed out of control with broken O-rings.

    Will Durst: The GOP Pledge Drive

  • The Pará rubber tree, originally from Brazil, now occupies huge swathes of southeast Asia, providing the latex necessary to make the tires, belts, O-rings and gaskets that invisibly maintain industrial civilization.

    The Real Story of Globalization

  • Instead, as we now know, that launch suffered catastrophic burn through of the O-rings, with resultant loss of the shuttle and her entire crew.

    How the End Begins

  • The commission located the exact cause of the disaster failed O-rings and prescribed precise safety changes.

    Gulf Political Spill

  • I can only presume that the graphite O-rings used to seal the power adjustment rings help provide some slipperiness to make turning the knob easier.

    Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x50mm riflescope. What's the price range on it?

  • O-rings are used to seal the circular parts of the scope.

    Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x50mm riflescope. What's the price range on it?

  • McDonald comes forward in the book Truth, Lies, and O-rings to tell about facing retribution from NASA and his own company while trying to expose the real reasons behind the Challenger accident.

    Dennis Wingo - Why Space? Why Now? - NASA Watch

  • The system kept crashing during testing, and the technicians had traced the reason to the faulty O-rings.


  • When the inspectors told the Iranians that there was not supposed to be any work under way, the Iranians had replied that they were simply replacing O-rings that had not been working properly.


  • During the suspension, the inspectors had found several Iranian technicians replacing the O-rings on valves that were part of the centrifuge system inside the pilot plant.



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