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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A doughnut shaped (annular) rubber or plastic circle which is placed in a groove and compressed to seal fluid or gas from passing a particular point.

Usage examples (33)
  • A finicky fuel-bottle O-ring then nearly cost me everything.
  • With the Challenger, there was the O-ring, brittle in the cold.
  • What are the odds that another O-ring will have a burn through?
  • I was horrified to think I had bobbled the O-ring off the ledge. for more
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