a small, triangular piece of material inserted into a shirt, shoe, etc., to improve the fit or for reinforcement. Compare godet ( def 1 )
, gore3 ( def 1 )
Civil Engineering. a plate for uniting structural members at a joint, as in a steel frame or truss.
3. Armor. a. 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.
1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French gousset, derivative of gousse pod, husk