gasket

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Middle French gercette (gasket), from Old French garce (young woman), feminization of Old French garçon.[1]

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Noun[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ gasket” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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Verb[edit]

gasket

  1. inflection of gaskit:
    1. third-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person singular past indicative
    3. second-person plural imperative