from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The gasket which confines the bunt of a square sail when furled. Formerly called breast-gasket.


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  • Then, making up my bunt and putting into it the slack of the clews, the leech and footrope and the body of the sail, I hauled it well up on the yard, smoothed the skin, brought it down abaft, and made fast the bunt-gasket round the mast.

    The Mutineers

  • Clear away that bunt-gasket on the royal-yard, "he added in a roar.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea


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