World English Dictionary
gusset (ˈɡʌsɪt)
1.  an inset piece of material used esp to strengthen or enlarge a garment
2.  a triangular metal plate for strengthening a corner joist between two structural members
3.  a piece of mail fitted between armour plates or into the leather or cloth underclothes worn with armour, to give added protection
4.  (tr) to put a gusset in (a garment)
[C15: from Old French gousset a piece of mail, a diminutive of gousse pod, of unknown origin]

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