godet

[ goh-det ]
/ goʊˈdɛt /
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noun

a triangular piece of fabric, often rounded at the top, inserted in a garment to give fullness.Compare gore3(def 1), gusset(def 1).
Textiles. a glass or plastic roller for guiding synthetic filaments into the centrifugal box.

Nearby words

  1. goddess,
  2. godefroy de bouillon,
  3. godendag,
  4. goderich,
  5. godesberg,
  6. godetia,
  7. godey,
  8. godey, louis antoine,
  9. godfather,
  10. godfather offer

Origin of godet

1570–80 for earlier sense “drinking cup”; 1870–75 for def 1 < Middle French, equivalent to god- (< Germanic; see cod2) + -et -et

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British Dictionary definitions for godet

godet

/ (ˈɡəʊdeɪ, ɡəʊˈdɛt) /

noun

a triangular piece of material inserted into a garment, such as into a skirt to create a flare

Word Origin for godet

C19: from French

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