gorget

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noun gor·get \ˈgȯr-jət\

Definition of gorget

  1. 1 :  a piece of armor protecting the throat — see armor illustration

  2. 2a :  an ornamental collarb :  a part of a wimple covering the throat and shouldersc :  a specially colored patch on the throat; especially :  a bright patch of feathers on the throat of a bird and especially a hummingbird

Origin and Etymology of gorget

Middle English, from Middle French, from gorge


First Known Use: 15th century


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gorget

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noun gor·get \ˈgȯr-jət\

Medical Definition of gorget

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


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