Gorget meaning

gôr'jĭt
A piece of armor protecting the throat.
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An ornamental collar.
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The scarflike part of a wimple covering the neck and shoulders.
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A band or patch of distinctive color on the throat of an animal, especially an area of brightly colored feathers on the throat of a bird.
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A piece of armor to protect the throat.
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A collar.
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An article of clothing covering the neck and breast, formerly worn by women; wimple.
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A patch of color, often iridescent, on the throat of a bird, as on a male hummingbird.
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A surgical director or guide with a wide groove for use in lithotomy.
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(historical) A piece of armour for the throat.
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(historical) A type of women's clothing covering the neck and breast; a wimple.
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An ornament for the neck; a necklace, ornamental collar, torque etc.
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(surgery) A cutting instrument used in lithotomy.
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A grooved instrunent used in performing various operations; called also blunt gorget.

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(zoology) A crescent-shaped coloured patch on the neck of a bird or mammal.
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Origin of gorget

  • Middle English from Old French gorgete diminutive of gorge throat gorge
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French gorgete, from gorge (“throat”).
    From Wiktionary