词源不详。可能来自古法语garcette, 小女孩，女仆，词源同garcon. 诙谐用语，用熟悉的名词代替不知名的物件。
- gasket:  Although it has never been established for certain, it seems likely that gasket may have originated as a word meaning ‘little girl’ – namely French garcette. This is a diminutive of grace ‘girl’, the feminine form of gars ‘boy’ (whence garçon). It is used figuratively for a ‘small rope’, and was originally borrowed into English in the 17th century as gassit, used as a nautical term for a ‘small rope for attaching a furled sail to a mast’.
Modern English gasket, first recorded in the early 17th century, seems to be an alteration of this. The main present-day sense ‘joint seal’ (originally made from tow or plaited hemp) developed in the early 19th century.
- gasket (n.)
- 1620s, caskette, originally nautical, "small rope or plaited coil" used to secure a furled sail, of uncertain origin, perhaps from French garcette "a gasket," literally "little girl, maidservant," diminutive of Old French garce "young woman, young girl; whore, harlot, concubine" (13c.), fem. of garçon (see garcon). Century Dictionary notes Spanish garcette "a gasket," also "hair which falls in locks." Machinery sense of "packing (originally of braided hemp) to seal metal joints and pistons" first recorded 1829.
- 1. This collar acts as a kind of gasket.
- 2. The engine had blown a gasket, ie the gasket had suddenly let steam, etc escape.
- 3. The bottom bolts will help locate gasket and hold it in position.
- 4. Remove the bezel and rubber gasket from the motor output shaft.
- 5. The primary function of sealing gasket is to prevent gas from leakage.
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