Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint

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Alternate forms of Gasket

Hyponyms: head gasket, o ring

Hypernyms: seal

Origin of the word Gasket

  1. 1622, caskette "small rope or plaited coil used to secure a furled sail," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Fr. garcette "little girl," dim. of garce "wench," fem. of gar?on (q.v.). Sense of "packing (originally of braided hemp) to seal metal joints" first recorded 1829. more

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