Pronunciation: (gus'it), [key]
1. a small, triangular piece of material inserted into a shirt, shoe, etc., to improve the fit or for reinforcement. Cf. godet (def. 1), gore 3 (def. 1).
2. Civ. Engin.a plate for uniting structural members at a joint, as in a steel frame or truss.
a. Also called voider. an area of mail backed with cloth, for defending the armpits or areas at joints.
b. a small piece of plate armor at the armhole of a cuirass; pallet.
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