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View synonyms for gasket

gasket

[ gas-kit ]

noun

  1. a rubber, metal, or rope ring, for packing a piston or placing around a joint to make it watertight.
  2. Nautical. any of a number of light lines for securing a furled sail to a boom, gaff, or yard.


gasket

/ ˈɡæskɪt /

noun

  1. a compressible packing piece of paper, rubber, asbestos, etc, sandwiched between the faces or flanges of a joint to provide a seal
  2. nautical a piece of line used as a sail stop
  3. blow a gasket slang.
    to burst out in anger


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gasket1

1615–25; perhaps < French garcette a plait of rope
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Word History and Origins

Origin of gasket1

C17 (in the sense: rope lashing a furled sail): probably from French garcette rope's end, literally: little girl, from Old French garce girl, feminine of gars boy, servant
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Idioms and Phrases

see under blow a fuse .
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Example Sentences

Inspect gaskets on wood stoves and fireplace insertsIf you burn wood, you probably know to have a certified chimney sweeper clean the chimney and inspect the fireplace annually.

Reaping turns in billowing powder, we stayed dry thanks to features like a long hemline, wrist gaskets, and waterproof zippers.

Because Zoe is his sister, Connor thinks the letter is some sort of scheme on Evan’s part, a ploy to make him blow his gasket in public, as everyone always expects him to do.

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The leakproof lids use a hinged locking system and rubber gasket to stay sealed and avoid spills.

Mostly, he looks like he’s just about to blow his gasket in general.

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Soon after that his clash with Ben Affleck, who nearly blew a gasket, sparked a national debate over Islam.

If an enrollee encounters an unexpected expense of replacing a head gasket or something like that, he might skip a payment.

A thin rubber gasket should be placed between the cover and the casing to provide a water-tight joint.

Peaks, on the main topmast-stay, caught Howe in the very act of passing the gasket through the bight of the buntline.

Gasket lay, his head bowed over on the table and an arm flung forward.

This may be caused by leakage past the rotary valve, defective body gasket, or leakage by the feed valve or its case gasket.

The waterproof gasket stripped off easily, exposing the power leads, nerve wires and the weakened knee joint.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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