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Topic: TECHNOLOGY

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Probably from French garcette, from Old French, 'little girl'

gasket

noun
     
gas‧ket [countable]
1T a flat piece of material, often rubber, placed between two surfaces so that steam, oil, gas etc cannot escape
2

blow a gasket

a) TT if a vehicle blows a gasket, steam or gas escapes from the engine
b) informal to become very angry
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