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Meaning of gusset

gus•set

Pronunciation: (gus'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a small, triangular piece of material inserted into a shirt, shoe, etc., to improve the fit or for reinforcement. Cf. godet (def. 1), (def. 1).
  2. a plate for uniting structural members at a joint, as in a steel frame or truss.
    1. Also calledvoider.an area of mail backed with cloth, for defending the armpits or areas at joints.
    2. a small piece of plate armor at the armhole of a cuirass; pallet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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