gas·​ket | \ ˈga-skət How to pronounce gasket (audio) \

Definition of gasket

: a material (such as rubber) or a part (such as an O-ring) used to make a joint fluid-tight

Examples of gasket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nothing exposed to pressure in water can be sealed and kept dry without a rubber gasket or ‘O’ ring. John Christopher Fine,, 4 June 2021 The first LeBaron, with 155,000 miles on it, blew a head gasket. Mercedes Lilienthal New York Times, Star Tribune, 28 May 2021 Or maybe the gasket or O-ring fitting clamped by that bolt will leak. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 21 May 2021 The gasket rests within the eye orbital for a less constricting feel. Chris Hachey, BGR, 18 May 2021 Don't put it in the dishwasher as the detergent can get beneath the rubber gasket and collect in the cone of the top chamber. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 30 Apr. 2021 Mold and mildew deposits can form in the rubber door gasket on front load washers if water is allowed to puddle there. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2021 Inspectors found one roach in the door gasket of the cook line prep cooler and three more in the pan of utensils on dry storage shelves. Garfield Hylton,, 7 Apr. 2021 Honchul is also working on a gasket seal for a company that manufactures laboratory experiment systems for the International Space Station. Lydia Depillis, ProPublica, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of gasket

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gasket

perhaps modification of French garcette

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The first known use of gasket was circa 1889

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7 Jun 2021

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“Gasket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gasket

: a piece of rubber or some other material that is used to make a tight seal between two parts that are joined together

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