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.
- gor·get·ed, adjective
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How to use gorget in a sentence
There seems to be no sufficient reason for explaining it by 'necklace' or 'gorget,' as if it were a separable article of attire.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Thrice—De Valmont's guard shivered as a rush—through shield, hauberk, gorget cleft the Vikings' blade.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
The gorget (Fig. 30) is made in two halves, each composed of a single plate or, sometimes, of two or three horizontal lames.
In this illustration appears also the gorget of plate that was worn over the throat and chin with the bascinet.
In these brasses we find that the camail has become the Standard of Mail, or collarette, worn under the gorget of plate.
British Dictionary definitions for gorget
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
- gorgeted, adjective
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