- a piece of chain mail or a metal plate protecting the opening of a joint in a suit of armor
- a triangular or diamond-shaped piece sewn into a garment, glove, etc. to make it stronger or roomier
- a brace, usually triangular, for reinforcing a corner or angle in the framework of a structure
Origin of gussetMiddle English guschet from Old French gousset
to furnish with a gusset
- A triangular insert, as in the seam of a garment, for added strength or expansion.
- A triangular metal bracket used to strengthen a joist.
- A piece of mail or plate armor protecting the joints in a suit of armor.
Origin of gussetMiddle English piece of mail protecting the armpit from Old French gousset from diminutive of gousse pod of a legume, clove of garlic probably from or akin to Old Provençcal gossa feminine of gos dog ( for the semantic development, compare French caïeu clove of garlic ) ( ultimately from Latin catellus puppy ) ( and English pup offset from a cactus or banana plant ) akin to Catalan gus Occitan guss guss Spanish cuz sounds made to call a dog
- A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering enlargement.
- A small piece of mail, providing some protection where two plates of armor are joined, usually at the elbows, under the shoulders, and behind the knees.
- (machinery) A kind of bracket, or angular piece of iron, fastened in the angles of a structure to give strength or stiffness; especially, the part joining the barrel and the fire box of a locomotive boiler.
- (heraldry) An abatement or mark of dishonor in a coat of arms, resembling a gusset.
- (roofing) A large flat metal piece wider than the valley to help prevent build-up at the base of the valley, either from debris or ice dam formations.