Gusset

  • 1 Gusset — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 gusset — [gus′it] n. [ME guschet < OFr gousset] 1. a piece of chain mail or a metal plate protecting the opening of a joint in a suit of armor 2. a triangular or diamond shaped piece sewn into a garment, glove, etc. to make it stronger or roomier 3. a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 gusset — early 14c., from O.Fr. gosset armpit; piece of armor for the armpit (13c.), apparently from gousse “shell of a nut,” of unknown origin. Originally an armorer s term; of clothing from 1560s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 gusset — ► NOUN 1) a piece of material sewn into a garment to strengthen or enlarge a part of it, e.g. the crotch of an undergarment. 2) a bracket strengthening an angle of a structure. ORIGIN Old French gousset small pod or shell …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Gusset — A gusset is a device, often triangular, used to reinforce a connection between two components. Gussets are commonly used in engineering, sewing and armour.ewingIn sewing, a gusset is a triangular or square piece of fabric inserted into a seam to… …

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  • 6 gusset — UK [ˈɡʌsɪt] / US [ˈɡʌsət] noun [countable] Word forms gusset : singular gusset plural gussets a small extra piece of cloth sewn into a piece of clothing, especially underwear, to make it stronger or more comfortable …

    English dictionary

  • 7 gusset — noun Etymology: Middle English, piece of armor covering the joints in a suit of armor, from Anglo French goussete Date: circa 1570 1. a usually diamond shaped or triangular insert in a seam (as of a sleeve, pocketbook, or shoe upper) to provide… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 gusset — /ˈgʌsət / (say gusuht) noun 1. an angular piece of material inserted in a garment to strengthen, enlarge or give freedom of movement to some part of it. 2. a metal bracket for strengthening a structure at a joint or angle. 3. Armour a. a mail… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 9 gusset — /gus it/, 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), gore3 (def. 1). 2. Civil Engin. a plate for uniting structural members at a joint, as in a steel …

    Universalium

  • 10 gusset — noun a) A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering enlargement. b) A small piece of mail, providing some protection where two plates of armor are joined, usually at the elbows …

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  • 11 Gusset — Her. A *charge in the form of a line drawn from its top left or right (*sinister or *dexter *chief) to the central point of the shield, then continuing straight downwards. It is a mark of *abatement. If the line emerges from the shield s sinister …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 12 gusset — gus|set [ˈgʌsıt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: gousset] a piece of material that is stitched into a piece of clothing to make it stronger, wider, or more comfortable in a particular place …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 gusset — gus|set [ gʌsət ] noun count a small extra piece of cloth sewn into a piece of clothing to make it stronger or more comfortable …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 gusset — gus·set || gÊŒsɪt n. reinforcement (dress, shoe, etc.) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 gusset — guests …

    Anagrams dictionary

  • 16 gusset — [ gʌsɪt] noun 1》 a piece of material sewn into a garment to strengthen or enlarge a part of it, e.g. the crotch of an undergarment. 2》 a bracket strengthening an angle of a structure. Derivatives gusseted adjective Origin ME: from OFr. gousset,… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 gusset — n. Gore …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 gusset — noun (C) a small piece of material stitched into a piece of clothing to make it stronger, wider, or more comfortable in a particular place …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 gusset — gus·set …

    English syllables

  • 20 gusset — gus•set [[t]ˈgʌs ɪt[/t]] n. 1) clo a small, triangular piece of material inserted into a shirt, shoe, etc., to improve the fit or for reinforcement 2) civ a plate for uniting structural members at a joint, as in a steel frame or truss • Etymology …

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