gusset vs voider what difference

what is difference between gusset and voider


Alternative forms

  • gousset


From Middle English gusset, gysset, from Old French gosset, gousset (the hollow of the armpit).


  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌsɪt/
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈɡasət/
  • Rhymes: -ʌsɪt


gusset (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 cf. godet.
  2. 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; especially, 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.
  5. (roofing) A large flat metal piece wider than the valley to help prevent build-up at the base of the valley, either from debris or ice dam formations.


Derived terms

  • gusset plate


gusset (third-person singular simple present gussets, present participle gusseting, simple past and past participle gusseted)

  1. (transitive) To make with a gusset; to sew a gusset into.

Further reading

  • Wikipedia article on armor.


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void +‎ -er


  • IPA(key): /ˈvɔɪdə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪdə(ɹ)


voider (plural voiders)

  1. One who, or that which, voids, empties, vacates, or annuls.
  2. A tray or basket formerly used to receive or convey that which is voided or cleared away from a given place; especially, one for carrying off the remains of a meal, as fragments of food; sometimes, a basket for containing household articles, as clothes, etc.
    • 1609, Thomas Dekker, Guls Horne-Booke
      Piers Plowman laid the cloth, and Simplicity brought in the voider.
    • 1656, History of Richard Hainam
      The cloth whereon the earl dined was taken away, and the voider, wherein the plate was usually put, was set upon the cupboard’s head.
  3. (historical) A contrivance in armour for covering an unprotected part of the body.
  4. (historical, rare) A servant whose business is to void, or clear away, a table after a meal.
    • 1608, Thomas Dekker, Lanthorne and Candle-light
      The voider hauing cleered the table, Cardes & Dice (for the last Messe) are serued vp to the boord


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