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Meaning of gorget

gor•get

Pronunciation: (gôr'jit), [key]
— n.
  1. a patch on the throat of a bird or other animal, distinguished by its color, texture, etc.
  2. a piece of armor for the throat. See diag. under
  3. a crescent-shaped ornament worn on a chain around the neck as a badge of rank by officers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  4. a wimple of the Middle Ages, worn with the ends fastened in the hair.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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