gas·​ket ˈga-skət How to pronounce gasket (audio)
: 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 This combination of materials enables the keyboard to have the flexibility of a gasket while improving the sound that the keys make. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The substance is found in products such as brake linings and gaskets and is used to manufacture chlorine bleach and sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda, including some that is used for water purification. Matthew Daly, Quartz, 18 Mar. 2024 This type of asbestos is used in car parts such as aftermarket automotive brakes and linings and other vehicle friction products and gaskets. Jen Christensen, CNN, 18 Mar. 2024 As well as the solid gasket structure, the DynaTab 75X has some unusual features. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 And the reach-in cooler gaskets, hood filters, bottom of the reach-in freezer and cutting boards remained unclean. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 26 Jan. 2024 That will give any moisture left in the washer or the door gasket time to dry. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 1 Sep. 2023 The non-food contact surfaces that were soiled similarly were sides of all cooking equipment; the hood area above the cooking area; and the reach-in chest freezer gasket. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 7 Feb. 2024 Corrective Actions: Ensure to maintain inside of cooler and gaskets clean to sight and touch. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Jan. 2024

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Word History


perhaps modification of French garcette

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gasket was circa 1889

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“Gasket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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gas·​ket ˈgas-kət How to pronounce gasket (audio)
: a material (as rubber) or a part used to prevent a joint from leaking

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