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rubber gasket (seal)


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


  • IPA(key): /ˈɡæs.kɪt/
  • (file)


gasket (plural gaskets)

  1. (sailing) A length of rope or canvas band used for reefing a sail, or holding a stowed sail in place.
  2. (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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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gasket (third-person singular simple present gaskets, present participle gasketing, simple past and past participle gasketed)

  1. To fit a gasket
  2. To seal wth a gasket


  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “gasket”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Northern Sami[edit]


  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈkasːkeh(t)/



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