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gusset


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gusset  \Gus"set\,  n.  [F.  gousset  armpit,  fob,  gusset,  dim.  of 
  gousse  pod,  husk;  cf  It  guscio  shell,  or  W.  cwysed  gore, 
  gusset.] 
  1.  A  small  piece  of  cloth  inserted  in  a  garment,  for  the 
  purpose  of  strengthening  some  part  or  giving  it  a  tapering 
  enlargement. 
 
  Seam  and  gusset  and  band.  --Hood. 
 
  2.  Anything  resembling  a  gusset  in  a  garment;  as: 
  a  (Armor)  A  small  piece  of  chain  mail  at  the  openings  of 
  the  joints  beneath  the  arms. 
  b  (Mach.)  A  kind  of  bracket,  or  angular  piece  of  iron, 
  fastened  in  the  angles  of  a  structure  to  give  strength 
  or  stiffness;  esp.,  the  part  joining  the  barrel  and 
  the  fire  box  of  a  locomotive  boiler. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  An  abatement  or  mark  of  dishonor  in  a  coat  of  arms, 
  resembling  a  gusset. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gusset 
  n  1:  a  metal  plate  used  to  strengthen  a  joist  [syn:  {gusset  plate}] 
  2:  a  piece  of  material  inset  to  strengthen  or  enlarge  a  garment 
  [syn:  {inset}] 




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