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  1. (noun) Any of a wide variety of seals or packings used between matched machine parts or around pipe joints to prevent the escape of a gas or fluid.
  2. (noun) Nautical A cord or canvas strap used to secure a furled sail to a yard boom or gaff.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. The hexagonal gasket is composed of of six rings, which are made up of six rings, and so on. - Boing Boing: May 14, 2006 - May 20, 2006 Archives
  2. And I agree, he looks as to be not far away from blowing a major brain gasket. - Think Progress » Frist on High Gas Prices: It’s Clinton’s Fault
  3. A leaky valve they say, indicated by a repetitive loud hissing from the main gasket. frennzy said ... - Calgon, Take Me Away
  4. When things heat up, bike helmets with plenty of ventilation to keep your noggin from blowing a gasket are a good thing. - - HOME PAGE
  5. Long story short ... he says I've got a "busted radiator" and that if I drive it anywhere, I risk blowing a head gasket which is something even Donald Trump can't afford to have fixed. - unclebob Diary Entry


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