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noun (plural: gussets)
  1. A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering enlargement.
  2. (Armor) A small piece of mail, providing some protection where two plates of armor are joined, usually at the elbows, under the shoulders, and behind the knees.
  3. (Machinery) 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.
  4. (heraldry) An abatement or mark of dishonor in a coat of arms, resembling a gusset.

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