Definition of torc in English:

torc

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Pronunciation: /tɔːk
 
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(also torque)

noun

historical
A neck ornament consisting of a band of twisted metal, worn especially by the ancient Gauls and Britons.
More example sentences
  • Around the chieftain's neck lay a gold torc, and on his right wrist was a gold bracelet.
  • They are portrayed by themselves as having wavy swept-back hair, heavy moustaches on the men, and wearing a metal torc or neck-ring.
  • They appear to have been a wealthy and powerful tribe in the 1st and 2nd cents. BC, for from their territory come the finest hoards of gold torcs found in Iron Age Britain.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French torque, from Latin torques (see torch).

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