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 Next, make sure the filter and gasket are tucked in the bottom of the pitcher and screw it on tightly. Laurie Jennings, Good Housekeeping, 28 June 2022 And the door gasket, dispenser drawer and other internal components are treated with Microban, an additive to help keep mold at bay. Carolyn Forté, Good Housekeeping, 5 May 2022 This will prevent corrosion in the gasket, which keeps the camera case waterproof. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 7 Oct. 2014 Meanwhile, the Lyons Ferry Hatchery in southeast Washington lost 250,000 fish this year because of a crumbling rubber gasket. ProPublica, 24 May 2022 Other highlights include a thick wire mesh fiberglass gasket, slide-out ash drawer, and the grill is set on a cast-iron cart with locking wheels. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 13 May 2022 The double-gasket design of the Keychron Q2 features gaskets on the plates inside the case. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 May 2022 The cooler has extra-thick, insulated walls and a freezer-grade gasket along the length of the lid to lock in the cold. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 May 2022 Twenty years ago, on the night of May 21, 2002, a leaking gasket caused the submarine Dolphin to flood in heavy seas and about 100 miles southwest of San Diego. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 May 2022 See More

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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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6 Aug 2022

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“Gasket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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