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Meaning of gasket

gas•ket

Pronunciation: (gas'kit), [key]
— n.
  1. a rubber, metal, or rope ring, for packing a piston or placing around a joint to make it watertight.
  2. any of a number of light lines for securing a furled sail to a boom, gaff, or yard.
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