Gusset: common term for the insert in the crotch area of a pair of knickers.

Gus"set (?), n. [F. gousset armpit, fob, gusset, dim. of gousse pod, husk; cf. It. guscio shell, or W. cwysed gore, 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. Hood.


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.


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