Gasket

Definition of Gasket

Gas´ket
n.1.(Naut.) 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.(Mech.) The plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps.

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air hole, armhole, blowhole, bullet-hole, bunghole, cringle, deadeye, eye, eyelet, gland, grommet, guide, keyhole, knothole, loop, loophole, manhole, mousehole, packing, padding, peephole, pigeonhole, pinhole, placket, placket hole, porthole, punch-hole, spiracle, stopping, stuffing, tampon, tap, vent, venthole, wadding
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