- Also called voider.an area of mail backed with cloth, for defending the armpits or areas at joints.
- a small piece of plate armor at the armhole of a cuirass; pallet.
Origin of gusset
Examples from the Web for gusset
Put the hemmed bands on the side having the placket and the gusset, and the overhand bands on the side of the nightgown opening.Handicraft for Girls|Idabelle McGlauflin
The sleeves were gathered near the shoulder and were set in with a gusset at the armpit.Women's Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States|Claudia B. Kidwell
Squaring his shoulders, he took a deep breath, thereby greatly straining a gusset only recently let into the back of his vest.The Triumph of Virginia Dale|John Francis, Jr.
It was a splendid rod, just right for him; how he wished he was up above Gusset Weir at that moment!The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's|Talbot Baines Reed
The gusset lining will want to be the same width as the gusset, but an inch less in length will do.
Word Origin for gusset
early 14c., from Old French 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.