Definition of Gorget

1. Noun. Armor plate that protects the neck.




Definition of Gorget

1. n. A piece of armor, whether of chain mail or of plate, defending the throat and upper part of the breast, and forming a part of the double breastplate of the 14th century.

Definition of Gorget

1. Noun. (historical) A piece of armour for the throat. ¹

2. Noun. (historical) A type of women's clothing covering the neck and breast; a wimple. ¹

3. Noun. An ornament for the neck; a necklace, ornamental collar, torque etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gorget

1. a piece of armor for the throat [n -S] : GORGETED [adj]

Medical Definition of Gorget

1. 1. A piece of armor, whether of chain mail or of plate, defending the throat and upper part of the breast, and forming a part of the double breastplate of the 14th century. 2. A piece of plate armor covering the same parts and worn over the buff coat in the 17th century, and without other steel armor. "Unfix the gorget's iron clasp." (Sir W. Scott) 3. A small ornamental plate, usually crescent-shaped, and of gilded copper, formerly hung around the neck of officers in full uniform in some modern armies. 4. A ruff worn by women. 5. A cutting instrument used in lithotomy. A grooved instrunent used in performing various operations; called also blunt gorget. 6. A crescent-shaped, coloured patch on the neck of a bird or mammal. Gorget hummer, a humming bird of the genus Trochilus. See Rubythroat. Origin: OF. Gorgete, dim. Of gorge throat. See Gorge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gorget

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Literary usage of Gorget

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1. The Antiquities of Tennessee and the Adjacent States, and the State of by Gates Phillips Thruston (1897)
"If that special ceremonial implement is not represented upon the gorget, it must have been its duplicate. FIG. 248.—SHELL gorget, CASTALIAN SPRINGS, ..."

2. A Manual of Costume as Illustrated by Monumental Brasses by Herbert Druitt (1906)
"gorget or STANDARD of plate, superseding the camail. BREASTPLATE (with corresponding back-plate) as in the transitional period. SKIRT OF TACES, varying in ..."

3. A Manual of Costume as Illustrated by Monumental Brasses by Herbert Druitt (1906)
"gorget or STANDARD of plate, superseding the camail. BREASTPLATE (with corresponding back-plate] as in the transitional period. SKIRT OF TACES, varying in ..."

4. Key to North American Birds: Containing a Concise Account of Every Species by Elliott Coues (1872)
"chiefly cinnamon-rufous above, below and on the tail ; traces of green above, especially on crown ; gorget red, etc. ; a white collar behind it. ? with a ..."

5. The Cabinet: A Series of Essays, Moral and Literary by Archibald Bell, Henry Glassford Bell (1835)
"I HAVE had, for some days past, residing with me as a guest, my worthy old friend, and neighbour in the country, Colonel gorget. I received a letter from ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1814)
"Sequel to " An Apology for the Cutting-gorget" By W. SIMMONS, Surgeon at Manchester. N Sunday, September 10th 1809, I assisted Mr Hamilton at an operation ..."

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