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gasket

  

      n  
1    a compressible packing piece of paper, rubber, asbestos, etc., sandwiched between the faces of a metal joint to provide a seal  
2      (Nautical)   a piece of line used as a sail stop  
3    blow a gasket  
Slang   to burst out in anger  
     (C17 (in the sense: rope lashing a furled sail): probably from French garcette rope's end, literally: little girl, from Old French garce girl, feminine of gars boy, servant)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
gasket n.
line used to secure a sail when stowing it to the yard or boom, or any line used to lash items on a ship
[Naut.]

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