gasket

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gasket (plural gaskets)

  1. Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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