gorget: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (gôr'jit), [key]
- a patch on the throat of a bird or other animal, distinguished by its color, texture, etc.
- a piece of armor for the throat. See diag. under
- a crescent-shaped ornament worn on a chain around the neck as a badge of rank by officers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- a wimple of the Middle Ages, worn with the ends fastened in the hair.
- gorget (Thesaurus)