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Definition of "gorget" [gor•get]

  • A piece of armor protecting the throat. (noun)
  • An ornamental collar. (noun)
  • The scarflike part of a wimple covering the neck and shoulders. (noun)
  • A band or patch of distinctive color on the throat of an animal, especially an area of brightly colored feathers on the throat of a bird. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gorget" in a sentence
  • "He then used a pointed instrument called a gorget to cut through the prostate and into the bladder."
  • "A gorget is a thing wore about the neck, and it serveth in that place instead of a shield."
  • "The margin has "gorget," a piece of armour for the throat."