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ˈgæs kɪtgas·ket

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gasketnoun

    seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint


  1. gasketnoun

    Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.

  2. gasketnoun

    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

  3. gasketnoun

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gasketnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. garcette, It. gaschetta, Sp. cajeta caburn, garceta reef point.]

  2. Gasketnoun

    the plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps

    Etymology: [Cf. F. garcette, It. gaschetta, Sp. cajeta caburn, garceta reef point.]

  3. Gasketnoun

    any ring or washer of packing

    Etymology: [Cf. F. garcette, It. gaschetta, Sp. cajeta caburn, garceta reef point.]


  1. Gasket

    A gasket is a mechanical seal which fills the space between two or more mating surfaces, generally to prevent leakage from or into the joined objects while under compression. Gaskets allow "less-than-perfect" mating surfaces on machine parts where they can fill irregularities. Gaskets are commonly produced by cutting from sheet materials. Gaskets for specific applications, such as high pressure steam systems, may contain asbestos. However, due to health hazards associated with asbestos exposure, non-asbestos gasket materials are used when practical. It is usually desirable that the gasket be made from a material that is to some degree yielding such that it is able to deform and tightly fills the space it is designed for, including any slight irregularities. A few gaskets require an application of sealant directly to the gasket surface to function properly. Some gaskets are made entirely of metal and rely on a seating surface to accomplish the seal; the metal's own spring characteristics are utilized. This is typical of some "ring joints" or some other metal gasket systems such as those made by Grayloc. These joints are known as R-con and E-con compressive type joints.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gasket

    gas′ket, n. (naut.) a canvas band used to bind the sails to the yards when furled: a strip of tow, &c., for packing a piston, &c.—Also Gas′kin. [Cf. Fr. garcette, It. gaschetta; ety. dub.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gasket

    A cord, or piece of plaited stuff, to secure furled sails to the yard, by wrapping it three or four times round both, the turns being at a competent distance from each other.--Bunt-gasket ties up the bunt of the sail, and should consequently be the strongest; it is sometimes made in a peculiar net form. In some ships they have given place to beckets.--Double gaskets. Passing additional frapping-lines round the yards in very stormy weather.--Quarter-gasket. Used only for large sails, and is fastened about half-way out upon the yard, which part is called the quarter.--Yard-arm gasket. Used for smaller sails; the end is made fast to the yard-arm, and serves to bind the sail as far as the quarter-gasket on large yards, but extends quite into the bunt of small sails.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gasket in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of gasket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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