Definition of gorget
1 : a piece of armor protecting the throat — see armor illustration
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
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For Assassin’s Creed and Merlin, the company created riveted aluminum chain mail tunics, steel gorgets to protect the throat, medieval helmets and titanium armor.
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Origin and Etymology of gorget
Middle English, from Middle French, from gorge
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Medical Definition of gorget
: a grooved instrument used especially formerly to guide the direction of surgical incision in lithotomy
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