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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.