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Meaning of GASKET

Pronunciation:  'gaskit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint

GASKET is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: head gasket, O ring, seal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gas"ket\, n. [Cf. F. garcette, It. gaschetta, Sp. cajeta
caburn, garceta reef point.]
1. (Naut.) A line or band used to lash a furled sail
   securely. {Sea gaskets} are common lines; {harbor gaskets}
   are plaited and decorated lines or bands. Called also

2. (Mech.)
   (a) The plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the
       steam engine and its pumps.
   (b) Any ring or washer of packing.

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