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Perhaps from Middle French garcette (“gasket”), from Old French garce (“young woman”), feminization of garçon.
gasket (plural gaskets)
- (sailing) A length of rope or canvas band used for reefing a sail, or holding a stowed sail in place.
- (mechanics) Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.
- 1985, Ron Sessions, The Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 Handbook, Penguin, →ISBN, page 12:
- Three major types of oil-pan gaskets are available: cork/ neoprene composition, neoprene and Hypalon Duraprene. Most professionals prefer cork/neoprene gaskets because the oil-pan bolts seem to lose their torque with the others.
- 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.
- 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.
short sailing rope
gasket (third-person singular simple present gaskets, present participle gasketing, simple past and past participle gasketed)
- To fit a gasket
- To seal wth a gasket
- ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “gasket”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
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