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gus·set  audio  (gst) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A triangular insert, as in the seam of a garment, for added strength or expansion.
  2. A triangular metal bracket used to strengthen a joist.
  3. A piece of mail or plate armor protecting the joints in a suit of armor.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French gousset, perhaps diminutive of gousse, pod, husk


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