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1A piece of material sewn into a garment to strengthen or enlarge a part of it.
- ‘Innovative jackets take on a geometric appearance with gussets, cutouts and inserts.’
- ‘I'm looking for pants that have a crotch gusset, articulated knees and cargo pocket (s).’
- ‘The parka has a height-adjustable, insulated hood, underarm gussets and articulated elbows for good mobility in the field, and adjustable cuffs.’
- ‘Features include underarm gussets, back sweat patch, and reinforced contrast color twill taping at split side vents.’
- ‘I usually wear a size 12, and I was horrified that after wearing them for a couple of hours at work, they began to come apart at the gusset seam.’
- ‘The nineteenth-century corset separated the breasts and extended over the hips by the addition of gussets.’
- ‘A no-ride-up underarm gusset lets you raise your arms without lifting the jacket body, adding comfort while carrying a backpack.’
- ‘The zippered shirt incorporates underarm gussets, cuff stretch fabric, and a turtleneck collar.’
- ‘This full-length jersey has a double shoulder/yoke with full-cut sleeves and underarm gusset, plus elastic ribbed gathers on edges of sleeve.’
- ‘A woman who wears big pants with a reinforced gusset is not the same as one who favours jewelled thongs.’
- ‘So, when I was sewing the neck gussets in my nephews’ 18th century shirts, I took the time to write down the steps.’
- ‘The garment has full-length front and leg zippers and knit side gussets for ease of movement.’
- ‘Made from 100% cotton, it features a spread collar, cross-stitched mother of pearl buttons, adjustable-button cuffs, and triangular gusset at the bottom of the side seams for extra durability.’
- ‘Knee length zips with gussets expand beautifully to transform the dull traditionally styled trousers into funked-up seventies-style flares.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The shirt was trimmed with sea otter fur along the side gussets, the neck, and around the cuffs.’
- ‘In Renaissance underwear, there is no really specific formula for how big or small gussets must be.’
- ‘It sports two large front gusset pockets and a side gusset.’
- ‘I picked up about eighteen to twenty stitches along the front gusset, just under the ribbing.’
- ‘A Gore-Tex liner and careful gusset design make them waterproof to a depth of about 8 inches.’
2A bracket strengthening an angle of a structure.
- ‘Davesport manufactures custom plates and gussets for many applications.’
- ‘Assuming the frame is properly grounded to the welder, the gussets are ready to be welded to the frame.’
- ‘Depending on the height of the rib being supported gussets may be more than 4 times the nominal wall thickness.’
- ‘The frame is thicker, the axle tubes are thicker, and more gussets at cross members.’
- ‘State transportation officials say damage seen on the bridge's gussets might have been caused by the collapse.’
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: from Old French gousset, diminutive of gousse pod, shell, of unknown origin.
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