Etymology
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gusset (n.)

early 14c., from Old French gosset "armhole; piece of armor for the armpit" (13c.), apparently from gousse "shell of a nut," a word of unknown origin. Originally an armorer's term; of clothing from 1560s.

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Definitions of gusset

gusset (n.)
a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate;
Synonyms: voider
gusset (n.)
a metal plate used to strengthen a joist;
Synonyms: gusset plate
gusset (n.)
a piece of material used to strengthen or enlarge a garment;
Synonyms: inset
From wordnet.princeton.edu