gorget


gor·get

noun \ˈgr-jət\

Definition of GORGET

1
:  a piece of armor protecting the throat — see armor illustration
2
a :  an ornamental collar
b :  a part of a wimple covering the throat and shoulders
c :  a specially colored patch on the throat

Origin of GORGET

Middle English, from Middle French, from gorge
First Known Use: 15th century

gor·get

noun \ˈgr-jət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GORGET

: a grooved instrument used especially formerly to guide the direction of surgical incision in lithotomy

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