gasket

[ gas-kit ]
/ ˈgæs kɪt /

noun

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

Origin of gasket

1615–25; perhaps < French garcette a plait of rope
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British Dictionary definitions for gasket

gasket

/ (ˈɡæskɪt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for gasket

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 with gasket

gasket

see under blow a fuse.


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