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

Historical Examples

  • Do you suppose we could find out anywhere who owns the Godet house now?

    Finding the Lost Treasure

    Helen M. Persons

  • Godet has a suggestion which is as natural as it is beautiful.

  • You must place the girl with a washerwoman, Godet's sister; she must seem at home there.

  • That in the Holiness of God we have the union of love and righteousness, has been perhaps put by no one more clearly than Godet.

    Holy in Christ

    Andrew Murray

  • Thus Godet allows more than a year, crowded with events, to come between them.

British Dictionary definitions for godet


  1. a triangular piece of material inserted into a garment, such as into a skirt to create a flare
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Word Origin

C19: from French
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