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gorget

[ gawr-jit ]
/ ˈgɔr dʒɪt /
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noun

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.

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Origin of gorget

1425–75; late Middle English <Old French. See gorge1, -et

OTHER WORDS FROM gorget

gor·get·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gorget

gorget
/ (ˈɡɔːdʒɪt) /

noun

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

Derived forms of gorget

gorgeted, adjective

Word Origin for gorget

C15: from Old French, from gorge; see gorge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for gorget

gorget
[ gôrjĭt ]

n.

A surgical director or guide with a wide groove for use in lithotomy.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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