gasket

[gas-kit]
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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.

Origin of gasket

1615–25; perhaps < French garcette a plait of rope
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Related Words for gasket

stopper, packing, cap, covering

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British Dictionary definitions for gasket

gasket

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

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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Word Origin and History for gasket
n.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with gasket

gasket

see under blow a fuse.

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