Gusset meaning

gŭsĭt
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A triangular insert, as in the seam of a garment, for added strength or expansion.
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A triangular metal bracket used to strengthen a joist.
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A piece of mail or plate armor protecting the joints in a suit of armor.
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A piece of chain mail or a metal plate protecting the opening of a joint in a suit of armor.
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A triangular or diamond-shaped piece sewn into a garment, glove, etc. to make it stronger or roomier.
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A brace, usually triangular, for reinforcing a corner or angle in the framework of a structure.
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To furnish with a gusset.
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A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering enlargement.
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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.
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(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.
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(heraldry) An abatement or mark of dishonor in a coat of arms, resembling a gusset.
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(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.
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Origin of gusset

  • Middle English from Old French gousset perhaps diminutive of gousse pod, husk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French gousset (“armpit, fob”).

    From Wiktionary