: a ring (as of synthetic rubber) used as a gasket

Examples of O-ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My favorite O-ring tool is the Bass Pro Shops Floating Quick Rigger Tool. Derek Horner, Outdoor Life, 9 May 2024 Even better, both ends have O-rings that help prevent leaks. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 The pump is designed with a handle, diaphragm, and stem with an O-ring to make manual pumping easier. Ashley Ziegler, Parents, 8 May 2024 Fluid can leak if O-ring seals lose strength when exposed to moisture or dirt in the fluid, according to Hyundai documents filed with NHTSA. Tom Krisher, Quartz, 1 Apr. 2024 The cause of the disaster was found to be the failure of the primary and secondary redundant O-ring seals in a joint in the shuttle's right solid rocket booster (SRB). Brittany Kasko, Fox News, 28 Jan. 2024 In an update provided on September 6, 2023, Exponent confirmed that certain material formulations used in the O-ring rubber could lose hardness over time. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 2 Oct. 2023 The O-ring is a nice middle size, big enough to accommodate mostly smaller and moderately sized dildos. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 26 Nov. 2023 The O-ring is a nice middle-size, big enough to accommodate mostly smaller and moderately-sized dildos. WIRED, 2 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of O-ring was in 1946

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“O-ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/O-ring. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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