gusset

noun gus·set \ ˈgə-sət \

Definition of gusset

1 :a usually diamond-shaped or triangular insert in a seam (as of a sleeve, pocketbook, or shoe upper) to provide expansion or reinforcement
2 :a plate or bracket for strengthening an angle in framework (as in a building or bridge)

gusset

transitive verb

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Origin and Etymology of gusset

Middle English, piece of armor covering the joints in a suit of armor, from Anglo-French goussete


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gusset

noun

Definition of gusset for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of cloth usually in the shape of a triangle that is sewn into something (such as the underneath part of a sleeve) to make it wider or stronger


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