Definition of gusset in English:


Line breaks: gus¦set
Pronunciation: /ˈgʌsɪt


  • 1A piece of material sewn into a garment to strengthen or enlarge a part of it.
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    • Features include underarm gussets, back sweat patch, and reinforced contrast color twill taping at split side vents.
    • The zippered shirt incorporates underarm gussets, cuff stretch fabric, and a turtleneck collar.
    • If you're a plus-size, become an expert at enlarging patterns, changing darts, or the myriad ways to add to garments such as gussets, pleats, etc.
  • 2A bracket strengthening an angle of a structure.
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    • Note that this bike is plenty tough, too; the frame, with its beefy head-tube gussets, should shrug off impacts from between-class curb hops.
    • Davesport manufactures custom plates and gussets for many applications.
    • State transportation officials say damage seen on the bridge's gussets might have been caused by the collapse.



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  • The integrated lacing system ensures a secure fit and the gusseted tongue keeps out debris and other unpleasantries from invading your shoes, which is always a good thing.
  • Each of the three models has an all-new, fully gusseted ZR9000 aluminum frame with a two-inch lower stand-over height and new windowed dropouts with integrated disc mounts.
  • They look as new as the day I got them in the mail, and they performed like a champ, what with gusseted crotch and reinforced knees.


late Middle English: from Old French gousset, diminutive of gousse 'pod, shell', of unknown origin.

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