Definition of head gasket in English:

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head gasket

noun

The gasket that fits between the cylinder head and the cylinders or cylinder block in an internal combustion engine.
Example sentences
  • If a $4 cylinder head gasket blows, it costs the customer $1,000 in engine repairs.
  • One application for Dana is the combination of its low-tech cylinder head gaskets with state-of-the-art sensors to create ‘smart’ gaskets capable of monitoring engine temperature.
  • Cylinder head gaskets are expensive and the V6 chews through them like so much gum.

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Syllabification: head gas·ket

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