gas·ket | \ˈga-skət \

Definition of gasket 

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

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If any leaks are found, they'll be sealed or gaskets will be replaced to prevent fumes from entering. Tom Krisher,, "Safety group pushes Ford to recall Explorer for exhaust fumes," 3 July 2018 Blade-assembly gaskets: Made of Teflon to absorb impact from disorderly foodstuffs. 10. Nameplate: Stamped metal that's riveted in place, the way it's always been. 11. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Watch What Happens When We Take Apart a Blender," 10 June 2015 If any leaks are found, they’ll be sealed or gaskets will be replaced to prevent fumes from entering. Tom Krisher, Detroit Free Press, "Advocacy group seeking Ford Explorer recall because of fumes," 4 July 2018 Rubber gaskets separate the 10-and-a-half foot tall glass walls from the concrete roof to prevent cracking in case of shifts in the structure. David Gleisner, Daily Southtown, "Rare glass house carved into hillside hits the market in Olympia Fields," 14 July 2018 So there was a floating rig that could support all the corn, with a hole in it that the kids would go through, and the latex was like a gasket to keep the corn from falling through the rig. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Why the hardest special effect on A Quiet Place was corn," 8 July 2018 In the service, Ford said mechanics would check for leaks in the rear lift gate gaskets and drain valves. Tom Krisher, Detroit Free Press, "Advocacy group seeking Ford Explorer recall because of fumes," 4 July 2018 Then, go to two live roaches inside the reach-in cooler and three more on the reach-in cooler gaskets. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Roaches in oven, sewage on floor, flies in the fries. These restaurants are in trouble," 21 June 2018 During the oil change the technician pointed out a very apparent leak from a gasket that was not present six months prior. Bob Weber,, "Are the front ends of new cars too low or parking blocks too high?," 30 June 2018

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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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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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