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  1. (n) a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
  2. (n) a metal plate used to strengthen a joist
  3. (n) a piece of material used to strengthen or enlarge a garment



  1. Of course I was on the side of Federer, especially since his opponent had a peculiar habit of bending forward before every point and tugging from behind at the gusset of his shorts.
  2. When they found the spot, after hours of probing her neck with the electrode, her diaphragm contracted forcefully and she took a gusset-popping deep breath.
  3. If a dancer's costume pulls or sags in the crotch, he can tell the seamstress that he has to have a gusset.


  • Wilier Cento1Air – Italian company's first aero road bike

    Wilier have announced the Cento1Air, the Italian firm's first full aero road bike. It draws on the Twin Blade TT frame and features low rear stays, an aero seatpost and clamp, and Kamm tail-style tube profiles (airfoil with flat rear surface), as well as an elongated gusset behind the head tube to help streamline the airflow. The Cento1Air is similar to the flagship Wilier Cento1SR in terms of ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

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  1. In a leaked email to M&S chief executive Sir Stuart Rose, Paxman wrote: "There's no other way to put this. [M&S] pants no longer provide adequate support. When I've discussed this with friends and acquaintances it has revealed widespread gusset...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Jeremy Paxman Source: Channel 4 News

  2. "MnDOT has been taking an extra close look at these gusset plates on a lot of different kind of bridges across the state," Murphy said. "It doesn't surprise me they're finding problems. But if they have to close a few bridges to keep people...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Steve Murphy Source: Worthington Daily Globe

  3. "If the board does its job, it will cite corrosion, metal fatigue, under-design of the gusset, failure to conduct periodic, effective inspection of and maintenance of the bridge structure itself," Oberstar said. "A combination of those...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Jim Oberstar Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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