Origin of gasket
Examples from the Web for gasket
Soon after that his clash with Ben Affleck, who nearly blew a gasket, sparked a national debate over Islam.
Over the gasket is laid a sheet of the thinnest grade of what is called pure rubber or elastic gum.
It will be observed that there is a wide groove around the bucket, which is filled with hempen rope or gasket.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low
It ain't enough to know how to reef a gasket, you got to make the mate know you know it.The American Claimant|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin for gasket
1620s, caskette "small rope or plaited coil used to secure a furled sail," of uncertain origin, perhaps from French garcette "little girl, maidservant," diminutive of Old French garce (13c.) "young woman, young girl; whore, harlot, concubine," fem. of garçon (see garcon). Sense of "packing (originally of braided hemp) to seal metal joints" first recorded 1829.
see under blow a fuse.