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Definition of "gusset" []

  • A triangular insert, as in the seam of a garment, for added strength or expansion. (noun)
  • A triangular metal bracket used to strengthen a joist. (noun)
  • A piece of mail or plate armor protecting the joints in a suit of armor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gusset" in a sentence
  • ""And oh yes, we'll try to have the word "gusset" said at least three times.""
  • "Today, the head of the National Transportation Safety board held a news conference to let people know that although the investigation is far from over, the team feels it's very important to point out that they're focusing on what they call the gusset plates."
  • "But he wanted to say that the team is focusing on what they call the gusset plates."