Definitions for o-ringˈoʊˌrɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

O-ringˈoʊˌrɪŋ(n.)

  1. a ring of pliable material, as rubber or neoprene, used as a gasket.

    Category: Machinery

Origin of O-ring:

1945–50

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  1. O-ring(Noun)

    A circular gasket, usually made of rubber.

Freebase

  1. O-ring

    An O-ring, also known as a packing, or a toric joint, is a mechanical gasket in the shape of a torus; it is a loop of elastomer with a round cross-section, designed to be seated in a groove and compressed during assembly between two or more parts, creating a seal at the interface. The O-ring may be used in static applications or in dynamic applications where there is relative motion between the parts and the O-ring. Dynamic examples include rotating pump shafts and hydraulic cylinder pistons. O-rings are one of the most common seals used in machine design because they are inexpensive, easy to make, reliable, and have simple mounting requirements. They can seal tens of megapascals of pressure.

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