gasket

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gasket
  • noun
    A shaped piece or ring of rubber or other material sealing the junction between two surfaces in an engine or other device. (oil was leaking from the gasket between the drive flange and the hub)
    A cord securing a furled sail to the yard, boom, or gaff of a sailing vessel. (One by one they stepped out onto the thin cable slung beneath each yard-arm to pull up the sails and make the gaskets fast.)

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