• WordNet 3.6
    • n gusset a piece of material used to strengthen or enlarge a garment
    • n gusset a metal plate used to strengthen a joist
    • n gusset a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gusset 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.
    • Gusset A small piece of chain mail at the openings of the joints beneath the arms.
    • Gusset 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."
    • Gusset (Her) An abatement or mark of dishonor in a coat of arms, resembling a gusset.
    • Gusset Anything resembling a gusset in a garment
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gusset A triangular plate or piece of cloth inserted or attached, to protect, strengthen, or fill out some part of a thing; a gore. specifically — The triangular space left at each joint of the body between two adjacent pieces of plate-armor. This was covered with chain-mail, and in addition many devices were tried, such as roundels and the like, ending in the elaborate pauldron, cubitière, genouillière, etc.
    • n gusset An angular piece of iron or a kind of bracket fastened in the angles of a structure to give strength or stiffness. An angular piece of iron inserted in a boiler, tank, etc., where it changes from a cylindrical to a square form, as at the junction of the barrel and fire-box of a locomotive. A triangular piece of cloth inserted in a garment to strengthen or enlarge some part.
    • n gusset In heraldry, same as gore, 7.
    • gusset To make with a gusset; insert a gusset into, as a garment.
    • n gusset In iron shipbuilding, a piece of plate of triangular form reinforcing on one side the junction of a part which meets another angularly, the gusset-plate being approximately normal to the line of the joint between the parts. See cut under bracket, 9 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gusset gus′et the piece of cloth in a shirt which covers the armpit: an angular piece of cloth inserted in a garment to strengthen some part of it
    • v.t Gusset to make with a gusset: to insert a gusset into
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gousset, armpit, fob, gusset, dim. of gousse, pod, husk; cf. It. guscio, shell, or W. cwysed, gore, gusset


In literature:

Flakes of pastry on the gusset of her dress: daub of sugary flour stuck to her cheek.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
It is not flattery; such is not the language of Miss Gusset!
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
The gusset lining will want to be the same width as the gusset, but an inch less in length will do.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
When you get out on the road to the Nor Pol, you'll need a draw-string in your jacket, and not gussets.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
Dalness lies in Glen Etive, at a gusset of hills on either side of which lie paths known to the drover and the adventurer.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
There's two little ones as you can tie together if you like, and Mrs Gusset will lend you a bit of clothes-line.
"The New Forest Spy" by George Manville Fenn
All the gussets were stitched, just as you do a bosom.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by 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" by Amanda Millie Douglas
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" by Talbot Baines Reed
It is a gusset of houses, a V-shaped city, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth

In poetry:

We could all see Polony was beaten;
The trainer was shouting out, `Cuss it,
They've forgotten to sew her tights up at one end
And the stuffing's dropped out of her gusset.'
"The Bookmaker’s Daughter 1934" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Expandable bottom gusset bubble mailer.
PAC Worldwide introduces the Xpandojacket™ expandable bottom gusset bubble mailer.
Expandable bottom gusset bubble mailer.
Switching from bottom gusset to a side gusset saved $7.8 million.
Ampac announces the addition of Inno- Lok , a patented method of applying a reclosable zipper transversely to packaging films, as well as Pour & Lok , a foldable zipper applied to film in the side gusset area of a package.
A rear gusset closure system with no laces to contaminate.
If you like, you can also add weld beads , gussets, and end caps.
GreenDustries Packaging has developed new pleated, gusseted, multidimensional foodservice package structures that maximize function and design with added value.
Sealed Air's Cryovac Multi- Seal FoldLOK is reclosable packaging featuring a gusseted bottom, allowing for stand-up display of petfood and treats.
The DVS Westridge MFM Shoe features a moisture wicking inner lining, a lightweight PU midsole, weather protective tongue gussets and a water resistant upper.
They include a bottom gusset and extra long handles for easy carrying.
Included in the components is this gusset for the Panhard bracket, required to prevent side loads from tearing the bracket from the chassis.
Of fiberfill and side gussets for a snug fit.

In science:

Each barrel layer will be split into three full length modules to allow removal even if the gusset plates holding the steel octants are in place.
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