noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for torc

Historical Examples of torc

  • That was the Torc cascade, and, after tea, we set out to walk to it.

    The Charm of Ireland

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • In some of the Irish examples the body of the torc is plain, or was grooved to simulate the appearance of the twisted torc.

  • A torc of this type was also found by Schliemann in the royal treasury in the second city of Troy.

  • In later times the torc was the distinguishing ornament of the Celt, and there are many allusions to torcs in classical writers.

  • Gale describes a torc found near Old Verulam in 1748, as "a wreathed or vermicular ornament, being a solid chain of gold."

British Dictionary definitions for torc



another spelling of torque (def. 1)
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