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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gasket  \Gas"ket\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  garcette  It  gaschetta  Sp  cajeta 
  caburn,  garceta  reef  point.] 
  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.) 
  a  The  plaited  hemp  used  for  packing  a  piston,  as  of  the 
  steam  engine  and  its  pumps. 
  b  Any  ring  or  washer  of  packing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gasket 
  n  :  a  ring  for  packing  pistons  or  sealing  a  pipe  joint 




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