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Definition of gasket noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a flat piece of rubber, etc. placed between two metal surfaces in a pipe or an engine to prevent steam, gas, or oil from escaping The engine had blown a gasket (= had allowed steam, etc. to escape).
  2. 2(figurative, informal) He blew a gasket at the news (= became very angry).
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