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Meaning of GUSSET

Pronunciation:  'gusit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a piece of material inset to strengthen or enlarge a garment
  2. [n]  a metal plate used to strengthen a joist
  3. [n]  a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
 

GUSSET is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: gusset plate, inset, voider
 
 See Also: body armor, body armour, brace, bracing, cataphract, chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, coat of mail, garment, mail, piece of cloth, piece of material, plate, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail, suit of armor, suit of armour

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gus"set\, n. [F. gousset armpit, fob, gusset, dim. of
gousse pod, husk; cf. It. guscio shell, or W. cwysed gore,
gusset.]
1. A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the
   purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering
   enlargement.

         Seam and gusset and band.             --Hood.

2. Anything resembling a gusset in a garment; as:
   (a) (Armor) A small piece of chain mail at the openings of
       the joints beneath the arms.
   (b) (Mach.) A kind of bracket, or angular piece of iron,
       fastened in the angles of a structure to give strength
       or stiffness; esp., the part joining the barrel and
       the fire box of a locomotive boiler.

3. (Her.) An abatement or mark of dishonor in a coat of arms,
   resembling a gusset.

 

 

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