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 Use a cotton swab to get into the folds of the gasket. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Revamp your refrigerator," 10 Oct. 2019 The masks, for instance, won’t naturally create a tight seal around the face, so Webb is adding rubber gaskets. Christine Fernando, Indianapolis Star, "IU deploys its 3D printers to help make protective masks for fight against coronavirus," 7 Apr. 2020 Mason jars with a flip-top lid are excellent, as the rubber gasket can be removed, allowing the lid to be fully closed but still loose. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "So, we're all baking bread now. This Louisville baker breaks down the at-home bread trend," 6 Apr. 2020 Your car does have low miles and dropping the pan and replacing the filter, pan gasket, and fluid should not cause any problems. Junior Damato, Houston Chronicle, "ASK THE AUTO DOCTOR," 17 Jan. 2020 Remember, those gaskets can wear out over time, especially in chlorine or saltwater. NBC News, "Is the iPhone or Apple Watch waterproof? A guide to water-resistant devices," 7 Feb. 2020 The gasket can release sulfur that can corrode the LED circuit that controls the lights. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, "Mazda Recalling 2016 CX-5 over LED Lights That Could Flicker or Fail," 12 Feb. 2020 At a second Houston restaurant, inspectors observed three live roaches and one dead roach in the gaskets of the reach-in freezer, the records show. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Mildew in ice machine, dead bugs highlight Houston restaurant violations (Nov. 25-Dec. 1)," 4 Dec. 2019 Even better, the WM3700HWA has a door stop that props the door open after a cycle finishes to help the door gasket dry. USA TODAY, "The best washer and dryer sets of 2019," 18 Oct. 2019

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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 Jun 2020

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“Gasket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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