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

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For electrical outlets, caulk around the box, or, even better, buy cover plates with gaskets. Henry Gifford, Popular Mechanics, "Your House Is Bleeding You Dry. Here Are 9 Steps To Save You Money.," 8 Aug. 2018 Some things that are not considered a flood are events, such as a garden hose left in the flower bed, causing the home to flood; the water heater blowing a gasket causing the home to flood; or a pipe bursting in the home. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "FEMA details flood insurance claim process at Kingwood meeting," 21 June 2019 Check inside your engine bay, especially near seals and gaskets, to see if there are any damp spots that indicate a fluid leak. Alex Leanse, Popular Mechanics, "How to Diagnose Car Problems If You Don't Know Much About Cars," 23 Dec. 2016 Its most unique and useful feature is the Self Clean+, which steam cleans the drum and gasket to reduce mold and mildew formation. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Samsung 5.6 cu. ft. Front Load Steam Washer #WF56H9100AG," 5 Apr. 2014 The survey concluded that the engine’s failure was due to bad O-ring gaskets. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "How James David Power III created the only car ranking company you’ve ever heard of.," 27 Nov. 2018 The patent application goes on to say that the gasket could comprise of a layer of silicone that would act as a membrane. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pro keyboard uses new method for repelling dust, reports iFixit," 14 July 2018 According to Consumer Reports, mold can develop in several places in front-load washing machines: namely the detergent dispenser and the rubber gasket around the opening of the washer. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This $20 Gadget Will Save Your Washing Machine From Mold," 12 Oct. 2018 They are made of materials—glass, rubber, steel, paper gaskets, IC circuits—that decay, erode, corrode, and die from disuse. WSJ, "1968 Jaguar E-Type Zero: Revamping the Vintage Roadster as an Electric Car," 5 Oct. 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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The first known use of gasket was circa 1889

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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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