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1. a compressible packing piece of paper, rubber, asbestos, etc., sandwiched between the faces or flanges of a joint to provide a seal
2. Nautical a piece of line used as a sail stop
A packing made of deformable material, usually in the form of a sheet or ring, used to make a pressure-tight joint between stationary parts. Also known as static seal.
1. A continuous strip of resilient material attached to a door or doorframe to provide a tight seal between the door and frame; acts as weather stripping and as a light and sound seal.
2. Any ring of resilient material, used at a joint to prevent leakage.