In building, a gasket is the term given to any resilient material used in a joint to prevent leakage. In a door or door frame a strip of resilient material used to provide a tight seal between the door and its frame is known as a gasket.
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In nautical terms a gasket is a piece of line used as a sail stop, that is a cord fastened to the sail-yard of a ship, and used to furl or tie up the sail firmly to the yard by wrapping round both.
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[sailing] In sailing, gaskets are lengths of rope or fabric used to hold a stowed sail in place. In modern use, the term is usually restricted to square-rigged ships, the equivalent items on yachts being referred to by the more prosaic "sail ties". On most ships, gaskets are made of rope. Th...
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[n] - seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint
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any material (i.e., paper, cork, asbestos, or rubber) used to seal two essentially stationary surfaces.
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A gasket is a flexible strip of material that seals the space between two components to prevent leakage of a gas or fluid between the two objects. There are a further two types of gaskets, rubber gaskets and metal gaskets, which are used to seal varies industry parts from refrigerator doors to part...
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Gas'ket noun [ Confer French garcette , Italian gaschetta , Spanish cajeta caburn, garceta reef point.] 1. (Nautical) A line or band used to lash a furled sail securely. Sea gaskets are common lines;
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1. A line or band used to lash a furled sail securely. Sea gaskets are common lines; harbor gaskets are plaited and decorated lines or bands. Called also casket. ... 2. <mechanics> The plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps. Any ring or washer of packing. ...
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