Definition of gasket
: a material (such as rubber) or a part (such as an O-ring) used to make a joint fluid-tight
Recent Examples of gasket from the Web
A GASKET: Auto parts retailer AutoZone stumbled after its results were weaker than expected.
The hot, howling gusts grew so fierce on a Friday night that something snapped, or surged, or blew a gasket.
The head strap is designed for quick and easy adjustments, and the 3-D gasket aims to reduce pressure around the eye.
On April 21, two live roaches in the kitchen’s cooler gasket was enough to note the repeat violation and slap La Belle with Administrative Complaint Recommended.
Then there’s that nagging notion lingering from last postseason: That their defensive dynamo and all-around emotional engine could blow a gasket at any time.
This is accomplished by using a series of concentric cylinders with gaskets between them that are then pressed together.
After Trump reportedly blew a gasket at his senior staff last Friday afternoon before heading to Mar-a-Lago, Steve Bannon caught a Saturday flight to be by Trump’s side after the wiretap tweet imbroglio.
Make sure that the gaskets are above the tray for a watertight seal, and that the nipples extrude beneath it.
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Origin and Etymology of gasket
perhaps modification of French garcette
First Known Use: circa 1889See Words from the same year
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Definition of gasket for English Language Learners
: 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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