Gorget



[gawr-jit] /ˈgɔr dʒɪt/

noun
1.
a patch on the throat of a bird or other animal, distinguished by its color, texture, etc.
2.
a piece of armor for the throat.
3.
a crescent-shaped ornament worn on a chain around the neck as a badge of rank by officers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
4.
a wimple of the Middle Ages, worn with the ends fastened in the hair.
/ˈɡɔːdʒɪt/
noun
1.
a collar-like piece of armour worn to protect the throat
2.
a part of a wimple worn by women to cover the throat and chest, esp in the 14th century
3.
a band of distinctive colour on the throat of an animal, esp a bird
n.

“armor for the throat,” late 15c., from Old French gorgete, diminutive of gorge “throat” (see gorge (n.)).

gorget gor·get (gôr’jĭt)
n.
A surgical director or guide with a wide groove for use in lithotomy.

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