- 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
Related Words for gussetjoint, hem, pleat, closure, coupling, tuck, union, juncture, connection, suture, gore, junction, bond, gusset
Examples from the Web for gusset
Historical Examples of gusset
Sometimes the sleeve and gusset are all in one piece; at other times they are separate.The Ladies' Work-Table Book
This offers as much resistance as a gusset and is more quickly done.Textiles and Clothing
Kate Heintz Watson
Can any one tell me what proportion the gusset bears to the whole shirt?
I asked what proportion the gusset bore to the whole of the shirt.
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
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.