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gas·ket

 (găs′kĭt)
n.
1. Any of a wide variety of seals or packings used between matched machine parts or around pipe joints to prevent the escape of a gas or fluid.
2. Nautical A cord or canvas strap used to secure a furled sail to a yard, boom, or gaff.

[Perhaps alteration of French garcette, small cord, diminutive of garce, girl, from Old French, feminine of gars, boy, soldier; see garçon.]

gasket

(ˈɡæskɪt)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a compressible packing piece of paper, rubber, asbestos, etc, sandwiched between the faces or flanges of a joint to provide a seal
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a piece of line used as a sail stop
3. blow a gasket slang to burst out in anger
[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]

gas•ket

(ˈgæs kɪt)

n.
1. a rubber, metal, or rope ring, for packing a piston or placing around a joint to make it watertight.
2. a light line for securing a furled sail to a boom, gaff, or yard.
[1615–25; perhaps < French garcette a plait of rope]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gasket - seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe jointgasket - seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint
head gasket - a gasket to seal a cylinder head
O ring - a gasket consisting of a flat ring of rubber or plastic; used to seal a joint against high pressure
seal - fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
Translations
těsnění
pakning
tiiviste
brtvilo
ガスケット
개스킷
blīve
packning
วงแหวนอัดลูกสูบ
miếng đệm

gasket

[ˈgæskɪt] N (Tech) → junta f

gasket

[ˈgæskɪt] njoint m de culassegas lamp nlampe f à gaz

gasket

n (Tech) → Dichtung f

gasket

[ˈgæskɪt] n (Tech) → guarnizione f

gasket

سِدَادَة těsnění pakning Dichtung τσιμούχα junta tiiviste joint brtvilo guarnizione ガスケット 개스킷 pakking pakning uszczelka vedação, vedante прокладка packning วงแหวนอัดลูกสูบ conta miếng đệm 垫圈
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