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
Eight are engraved upon shell gorgets, one is cut in stone, three are painted upon pottery, and four are executed upon copper.The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
The specie has been sold, and manufactured into head-bands, breast-plates, or gorgets and bracelets.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes | Sylvia Sunshine
The four women wore frog shell-gorgets (hanye), with strings of shell beads at the back of their necks.Seven Mohave Myths | A. L. Kroeber
And all were, as Boussac had said, masked, while one or two had breastpieces over their jerkins and some large gorgets.In the Day of Adversity | John Bloundelle-Burton
Perforated slate tablets like Coastal gorgets are unknown to us from the Yakima area.The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley | Harlan Ingersoll Smith
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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