- 1 • historical An article of clothing that covered the throat.More example sentences
- The Gorget, or Throat- piece, originated upon the Continent, and seems to have been of linen; it was three times wrapped round the neck.
- The gorget appears to have been cut on the bias and was pulled up to cover the throat.
- 1.1A piece of armour for the throat.More example sentences
- The arrow took him through the throat, the armour piercing head passing through the gorget on the swordsman's throat with ease.
- Similar in purpose to the gorget of medieval plate armor, the neckerchief served to deflect arrows, broadswords, and even great axes from slicing through the vulnerable neck of a cowboy.
- He fumbled with the cuirass for a moment before he managed to hook the attachment hooks together, securing the piece of armour around his body, onto which the gorget was tied to protect his neck.
- 1.2A wimple.More example sentences
- Where the man has a hood the woman has, as a rule, a head-veil and wimple or gorget.
- Behind them kneels a nun in linen gorget and black veil; her gown and mantle are of a dull warm slate colour, and she also wears a ring on the last finger.
- 2A patch of colour on the throat of a bird or other animal, especially a hummingbird.More example sentences
- Both males and females are predominantly black with a glittering, rosy throat patch, or gorget, and emerald wings.
- Some males also have elegant ornamentation such as bright throat gorgets, crests and elongated tail feathers.
- The female, scaly-brown in colouring, displays a much less conspicuous off-white gorget.
late Middle English (denoting a piece of armour protecting the throat): from Old French gorgete, from gorge 'throat' (see gorge).
More definitions of gorgetDefinition of gorget in:
- The US English dictionary