gorget

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noun gor·get \ ˈgȯr-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; especially :a bright patch of feathers on the throat of a bird and especially a hummingbird

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Origin and Etymology of gorget

Middle English, from Middle French, from gorge


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gorget

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noun gor·get \ ˈgȯr-jət \

medical Definition of gorget

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

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