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.


Any ring or washer of packing.


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