Etymology
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inset (n.)

1550s, "influx of water; place where water flows in," from in (prep.) + set (n.2). The sense "that which is set in" ("extra pages of a book, etc.," 1871; "small map in the border of a larger one," 1872) probably is a separate formation. In Old English insetan (Old Northumbrian insetta) meant "an institution," literally "a setting in," and perhaps a loan-translation of the source of institution. Similar formation in German einsetzen "to use, employ; institute, begin; install."

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Definitions of inset
1
inset (n.)
a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one;
inset (n.)
an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted;
Synonyms: insert
inset (n.)
a piece of material used to strengthen or enlarge a garment;
Synonyms: gusset
2
inset (v.)
set or place in;
From wordnet.princeton.edu