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Definition of "o-ring" []

  • A rubber ring used in machinery as a seal against oil, air, etc (noun)

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Use "o-ring" in a sentence
  • "In this particular instance, I also need to replace the chain (lost) and have a new o-ring soldered on FIRMLY."
  • "According to Racor, results allegedly from testing showing “significantly lower efficiency”; claims that the lip seal “almost always … [gets stuck],” “is difficult to remove,” and may “allow the [maintenance] tool to scratch and damage the sealing surface”; claims that the o-ring design created the possibility of leaks; and so on were all illustrating potential problems relating to structural deficiencies."
  • "Yes, some people knew that colder temperatures caused o-ring blow-by, but as Richard Feynman noted, it didn't raise alarms in the minds of the NASA folks, they simply said hey, we have more blow-by for this launch at this temperature, I guess we have more margin than we thought .... a kind of russian roulette Feynman said."
  • "According to Racor, results allegedly from testing showing “significantly lower efficiency”; claims that the lip seal “almost always … [gets stuck],” “is difficult to remove,” and may “allow the [maintenance] tool to scratch and damage the sealing surface”; claims that the o-ring design created the possibility of leaks; and so on were all illustrating potential problems relating to structural deficiencies."
  • "The repair involves the installation of a new power-steering hose, o-ring gasket and fluid, at no cost to the vehicle owner."
  • "While the Challenger was destroyed by a frozen o-ring and the Columbia by a chunk of frozen foam, as with these two oil disasters, both failures were caused by poor management practices that put safety last and expediency first ..."