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Meaning of GORGET

Pronunciation:  'gorjit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  armor plate that protects the neck

GORGET is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, plate armor, plate armour, suit of armor, suit of armour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gor"get\, n. [OF. gorgete, dim. of gorge throat. See
{Gorge}, n.]
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

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.

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. [Obs.]

5. (Surg.)
   (a) A cutting instrument used in lithotomy.
   (b) A grooved instrunent used in performing various
       operations; -- called also {blunt gorget}.

6. (Zo["o]l.) A crescent-shaped, colored patch on the neck of
   a bird or mammal.

{Gorget hummer} (Zo["o]l.), a humming bird of the genus
   {Trochilus}. See {Rubythroat}.

 Definition: a relatively large, flat, or gently curving object of polished stone, shell, or metal, with holes for suspension. Usually believed to have been worn as an ornament around the throat.