|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|
|3.||slang blow a gasket to burst out in anger|
|[C17 (in the sense: rope lashing a furled sail): probably from French garcette rope's end, literally: little girl, from Old French garce girl, feminine of gars boy, servant]|
see under blow a fuse.