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Meaning of GUSSET

Pronunciation:  'gusit

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

         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.