Civil Engineering. a plate for uniting structural members at a joint, as in a steel frame or truss.
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.
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How to use gusset in a sentence
The gussets are also 15 deep, the width being 5, the same as the bottom.
Sew this, then take the other side of bag and sew to the gussets.
It was replete with shoulder straps and abounding in pleats and gores and gussets and things.The Glory of The Coming | Irvin S. Cobb
She had drawn the threads and basted the wristbands and gussets for Betty to stitch, as they had come to shirt-making.A Little Girl in Old Boston | Amanda Millie Douglas
They put the hems in their own frocks and aprons, they stitched gussets and bands and seams.A Little Girl in Old Boston | Amanda Millie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for gusset
an inset piece of material used esp to strengthen or enlarge a garment
a triangular metal plate for strengthening a corner joist between two structural members
a piece of mail fitted between armour plates or into the leather or cloth underclothes worn with armour, to give added protection
(tr) to put a gusset in (a garment)
- gusseted, adjective
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