a patch on the throat of a bird or other animal, distinguished by its color, texture, etc.
a piece of armor for the throat.
a crescent-shaped ornament worn on a chain around the neck as a badge of rank by officers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
a wimple of the Middle Ages, worn with the ends fastened in the hair.
Origin of gorget
1425–75; late Middle EnglishRelated formsgor·get·ed, adjective
< Old French.
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a collar-like piece of armour worn to protect the throat
a part of a wimple worn by women to cover the throat and chest, esp in the 14th century
a band of distinctive colour on the throat of an animal, esp a bird
Word Origin for gorget
C15: from Old French, from gorge; see gorge
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Word Origin and History for gorget
"armor for the throat," late 15c., from Old French gorgete, diminutive of gorge "throat" (see gorge (n.)).
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A surgical director or guide with a wide groove for use in lithotomy.
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