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==Gusset ([[Heraldry]])==
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A '''gusset''' is a [[heraldic]] [[charge]] in the shape of a [[tierce]], with a wedge taken out of the top section. A gusset [[sinister]] is considered an [[abatement]] indicating drunkenness.
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==Gusset ([[clothing]])==
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A '''gusset''' is a small section of [[cloth]], generally square, that is added to [[clothing|garment]] to allow a degree of movement. Typically they are found between an arm and the torso or between legs.
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A large amount of [[early medieval]] [[clothing]] used this method in the construction of [[clothing|garments]] as it allowed a more economic use of [[cloth|fabric]].
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Revision as of 23:15, 13 May 2007

Gusset (Heraldry)

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A gusset is a heraldic charge in the shape of a tierce, with a wedge taken out of the top section. A gusset sinister is considered an abatement indicating drunkenness.

Gusset (clothing)

A gusset is a small section of cloth, generally square, that is added to garment to allow a degree of movement. Typically they are found between an arm and the torso or between legs.

A large amount of early medieval clothing used this method in the construction of garments as it allowed a more economic use of fabric.