Definition of gasket

Definition of gasket
  1. gasket Noun Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.
  2. gasket Noun A material which may be clamped between faces and acts as a static seal. [http://www.thomasnet.com/products/gaskets-32900409-1.html Gaskets] may be cut, formed, or molded to the desired configuration. - [http://www.astm.org ASTM]
  3. gasket 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. - [http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/ahd/ American Heritage Dictionary]
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