Definitions for gasketˈgæs kɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a rubber, metal, or rope ring, for packing a piston or placing around a joint to make it watertight.
a light line for securing a furled sail to a boom, gaff, or yard.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of gasket:
1615–25; perh. < F garcette a plait of rope
seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint
Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.
A material which may be clamped between faces and acts as a static seal. Gaskets may be cut, formed, or molded to the desired configuration. - ASTM
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. - American Heritage Dictionary
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 casket
the plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps
any ring or washer of packing